Showers depart FLX Monday; Dry most of week ahead

Low pressure riding along a frontal boundary to the south is moving away from the FLX, but a second low may bring a fw more showers to the area this evening.
Low pressure riding along a frontal boundary to the south is moving away from the FLX, but a second low may bring a few more showers to the area this evening.

A cold and soggy Sunday has lead into a cold and not-quite-as-soggy Monday.

The cold front that moved through the area Saturday night remains draped to our south, stretching from the southern Plains into the Mid Atlantic. Areas of low pressure have been moving along the front, spreading rain into the Finger Lakes.

Rain showers early Monday will move out as low pressure tracks across Pennsylvania and into New England. The vast majority of the rain with this system fell overnight and is already out of the Finger Lakes.

A second low is tracking northeast along the front from the lower Mississippi Valley. This low should track further east and just brush the Finger Lakes with a few showers this evening. The best chances for those showers will be further east in the region.

There will be little in the way of sun in between these two system though. With thick clouds and a continued cool flow of air from the north, temperatures will only rise a few degrees today into the low and mid 50s. Likewise, temperatures tonight will not drop much, with lows in the upper 40s to near 50º.

Tuesday looks dry, but the clouds will likely remain in place. Temperatures will start to warm for the western Finger Lakes, where some low 60s may show up. Further east though, highs will again be stuck in the 50s. Tuesday night will be chillier as skies start to clear, with lows dropping back into the low 40s.

At least some sun is possible Wednesday and early Thursday, but there will likely be some clouds as well. A few showers may also return to the picture by Thursday evening. Highs on Wednesday will be near 70º, while Thursday is uncertain due to the uncertainty in cloud cover. Areas that see some sun should rise above 70º, while other areas remain in the 60s.

Friday is our next stormy day as a front moves through with showers and thunderstorms, especially late Friday and Friday night. High pressure should build back in for the weekend, keeping the region dry with just slightly below normal temperatures.

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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.