Weather slowly improves west to east across Finger Lakes

High pressure will slowly press eastward today, bringing a slow improvement in the weather across the Finger Lakes, starting in the west before spreading east.
High pressure will slowly press eastward today, bringing a slow improvement in the weather across the Finger Lakes, starting in the west before spreading east.

A frontal boundary remains stalled out over the Mid-Atlantic, resulting in clouds and cool temperatures for the Finger Lakes.

Though the main areas of rain associated with this front are staying south and east of our region, there is still a good deal of low level moisture present that could lead to more drizzle, especially over the eastern Finger Lakes. In these areas, temperatures will probably not reach 60º yet again today.

Further west though, the influences of high pressure building in over the Great Lakes will be felt. The dry air associated with this high will erode away at the low level moisture. Drizzle will be less common and the clouds may allow a little sunshine to poke through here and there. This will be enough to help temperatures get just above 60º.

High pressure will continue to build in overnight. It will still be fairly cloudy, but the drier air will allow temperatures to fall a bit more than they have in previous nights, with morning lows Wednesday in the low 40s. A mix of sun and clouds should help temperatures rise to near 70º on Wednesday.

Thursday may be a touch cloudier, and thus a couple of degrees cooler, but the weather should stay dry.

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.