Cooler air follows Tuesday morning rain

Rain out ahead of a cold front will push through the Finger Lakes this morning, with cooler air arriving later Tuesday.
Rain out ahead of a cold front will push through the Finger Lakes this morning, with cooler air arriving Tuesday afternoon.

Rain showers will track across the Finger Lakes Tuesday morning out ahead of a cold front.

The rain showers are organized into a band that spans about the width of the Finger Lakes. None of the rain within this band is terribly heavy, and rain totals should be roughly around a quarter-inch.

The main band of rain will depart the Finger Lakes region by mid to late morning. A few additional showers will be possible this afternoon, overnight and into Wednesday. Again- none of these showers will be heavy.

The cooler air associated with this cold front is lagging back to the west. In fact, there may even be a break in the sun this morning between the rain and the arrival of the cold front itself and the additional showers. As this sliver of sun moves through, temperatures will briefly jump into the low and mid 60s. Once the front moves through, temperatures will start to fall again as 50s overspread the region.

Clouds and showers will help keep temperatures up overnight, with lows mostly in the upper 40s and low 50s tonight. Temperatures won’t rise much for Wednesday, with highs in the mid 50s.

Another few showers may be possible on Thursday, but the better chance for rain will be on Friday. A cold, unsettled weekend awaits as the coldest air of the season moves in behind Friday’s rain.

 

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.