Cold start Monday morning to otherwise pleasant week

Temperatures Monday morning range from near 50 in Penn Yan to the upper 30s south of Ithaca. Temperatures most of the upcoming week should be near to just above normal.
Temperatures Monday morning range from near 50 in Penn Yan to the upper 30s south of Ithaca. Click to enlarge.

High pressure has built into the Finger Lakes and brought the region a fresh supply of cool air and clear skies. These two factors combined to bring many areas their coldest morning since the early summer, with low and mid 40s widespread across the Finger Lakes. A few locations even dipped into the upper 30s. Saranac Lake, in the Adirondacks, dropped all the way to 30 degrees.

Despite the chilly start, the upcoming week looks pleasantly mild. Temperatures will generally be near or just a bit above normal, with highs most days in the low to mid 70s.

Monday will be the coolest day of the week, with highs in the upper 60s. Temperatures should near near or just above 70 degrees on Tuesday, with low and mid 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday may slip back a few degrees, but not because of any noticeable changes in the weather.

The entire week should remain dry and sunny for the Finger Lakes as high pressure keeps a firm grip on the weather. No rain is expected in the foreseeable future, which extends at least into the weekend if not early next week.

After the slight dip in temperatures Friday and Saturday, more 70s are likely into next week.

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.