Perfect mid-September weather ahead for Finger Lakes

High pressure will keep the sun shining bright across the Finger Lakes this week, with above normal temperatures starting Tuesday.
High pressure will keep the sun shining bright across the Finger Lakes this week, with above normal temperatures starting Tuesday.

The weather in the Finger Lakes this week will be picture perfect for early autumn with plenty of sunshine and warm, but not too hot temperatures.

Low pressure, which brought the rain and chilly temperatures this weekend, is moving away from the Finger Lakes early Monday morning. Already, the last band of precipitation has lifted northeast of the Finger Lakes, with the back edge along a line from Oswego to Syracuse to Norwich.

The sun is already shining across the western Finger Lakes and western New York and that sunshine will continue to creep east throughout the day.  With high pressure to the south and low pressure to the northeast, winds will be west-northwesterly today, which should help keep temperatures on the cooler side.

Highs Monday will be warmest across the western parts of the region, where low 70s will be likely. Further east, it may be a struggle to get to 70 degrees as clouds linger longer.

High pressure will take up residence off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic for the majority of the coming week. This will result in bright, sun-filled skies and clear nights favorable for some early morning fog development.

As the high parks itself to our southeast, our winds will turn more southwesterly. As a result, each day of the coming week should be a little bit warmer than the day before. Tuesday will see temperatures in the mid 70s while 80 degrees is a real possibility on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday should each rise into the low and maybe even mid 80s.

It looks as though a cold front may sweep through the Finger Lakes next weekend, but it is too early to tell what its impacts may be.  For now though, it is going to be a great week to get outside and enjoy the Finger Lakes.

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.