Much colder Wednesday with frost Thursday morning

Cold air is flooding the Finger Lakes on northwest winds. Clouds should give way to clear skies by tonight and the wind should diminish, setting up the possibility for areas of frost tonight.
Cold air is flooding the Finger Lakes on northwest winds. Clouds should give way to clear skies by tonight and the wind should diminish, setting up the possibility for areas of frost tonight.

Long gone is the hot and humid airmass that has been baking the Finger Lakes since late last week. In its place, below normal temperatures are moving in.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be some 30ยบ or more colder that some of our recent hot days. Morning lows across the region are in the mid and upper 40s, but the temperature will climb very little today. Some areas may not escape the low 50s, while most areas manage the mid 50s. The Lake Plain of the northern Finger Lakes may reach the upper 50s.

A few showers are lingering around the region this morning. As high pressure builds in from the west, these should depart the region. The clouds will be harder to get rid of, but these too should move out by late this afternoon. The wind, which is still la bit gusty this morning, will also gradually diminish throughout the day.

By this evening, the wind should be mostly calm and the skies mostly clear. As the high pressure slides overhead, there will be little to keep the temperature from dropping even further. Thursday morning lows should be in the mid and upper 30s, though some of the colder areas just outside of the immediate Finger Lakes region could drop into the low 30s.

Since the growing season has begun, Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings have been issued. Those who have cold sensitive crops will need to monitor the temperature and act to protect their crops.

Thursday will have a mix of sun and clouds as temperatures climb back into the low 60s, with 70s possible by the weekend.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.) When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making soap, or playing with his two young boys.