Stalled front continues to bring warm showers to FLX

The Finger Lakes continues to reside on the warm and wet south side of a stalled out frontal boundary. More on-and-off showers are expected throughout Wednesday.
The Finger Lakes continues to reside on the warm and wet south side of a stalled out frontal boundary. More on-and-off showers are expected throughout Wednesday.

A stalled out front stretches from west to east across the Great Lakes, and northern New York.

South of this front, the air is rather mild. Temperatures Wednesday morning were mostly in the 50s across the Finger Lakes. This is well above the normal low for this time of the year, which should be near or just below 40 degrees.

The elevated  temperature is partly due to the continued cloud cover and showers over the Finger Lakes. These cloud should persist throughout the day, with more on and off showers as well.

A disturbance is moving east along the front. Located over Michigan this morning, it should arrive later today. This disturbance should enhance the number of showers for a while and could even produce a rumble of thunder.

The chances for rain will drop off tonight after the disturbance moves by, but will not completely disappear.

Despite the clouds and showers, daytime temperatures should again rise into the 60s. The warmest readings will be across the Southern Tier, where some breaks of sun will be more likely and more warm air is in place. Here, temperatures should reach the mid, if not upper 60s.

Further north, along the I-90 Corridor, temperatures will be a bit cooler closer to the front and without much in the way of sun. Temperatures will reach the low 60s for these areas.

On Thursday, the front will push south as a cold front. Additional showers are likely, but the chances for rain will taper off by the evening hours as cooler air works in. Friday morning lows will be much more seasonable, with mostly low 40s and a few upper 30s.

The temperature will not rise much on Friday, with highs in the mid 40s. No rain is expected Friday.

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.