Cold front moves through Finger Lakes Thursday afternoon

A cold front will move through the Finger Lakes Thursday afternoon with a shower or two. Temperatures will rise into the 60s before it arrives.
A cold front will move through the Finger Lakes Thursday afternoon with a shower or two. Temperatures will rise into the 60s before it arrives.

Cooler weather will gradually settle into the Finger Lakes this afternoon and evening, but not before more mild temperatures for much of the day.

A cold front is slowly dropping southeast from the Upper Great Lakes this morning.

Most of the precipitation with this system is already well to the east of the Finger Lakes. Still, a shower or two will remain possible until the front moves through during the midday and early afternoon hours.

Ahead of the front, southerly winds and a mild start to the morning will help temperatures rise into the 60s once again. Midday highs will range from the low 60s across the northern Finger Lakes to the mid and even upper 60s further south and into the Southern Tier.

As the front pushes east this afternoon, cooler air will slowly start to filter in and temperatures will drop a couple of degrees. A more significant drop in temperature is expected tonight as skies turn partly cloudy and the cold air intensifies.

Temperatures Friday morning will start in the low 40s and will only rise into the upper 40s during the afternoon. However, it will be sunny for a change as high pressure moves overhead.

The sun will be short lived, as clouds move back in late Friday night and persist through the weekend. Gusty south winds will help temperatures back into the upper 50s on Saturday, but another front will set temperatures back to the low 50s for Sunday.

Most of the precipitation from the weekend front will fall Saturday evening and Saturday night, but a few showers may work in before the sun sets Saturday afternoon.

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.