Cold front ends late November warmth

A cold front will cross the Finger Lakes Friday night, resulting in highs on Saturday & Sunday that are 20-25 degrees colder than Friday.
A cold front will cross the Finger Lakes Friday night, resulting in highs on Saturday & Sunday that are 20-25 degrees colder than Friday.

A sharp cold front will move through the Finger Lakes tonight. Before it does so, it will be a balmy Black Friday.

Southerly winds out ahead of a slow moving, but strong cold front have kept temperatures mild overnight. Friday morning lows for many areas were in the upper 40s or low 50s.

Despite mostly cloudy skies, the persistent south wind will help temperatures warm even more during the daytime hours on Friday. Upper 50s should become widespread by this afternoon, with low 60s possible along the I-90 corridor. These temperatures are some 15-20 degrees above normal.

Rain ahead of this slow moving front will start to show up as a few showers late this afternoon across the western parts of the region. Rain will then overspread the rest of the Finger Lakes this evening and continue though most of the night.

Temperatures will remain in the 50s at first, but as the front moves through, they will quickly drop into the 40s and then 30s. The temperatures may even drop fast enough for some snow to mix in with the rain before it ends early Saturday morning.

After morning temperatures in the mid 30s, afternoon highs on Saturday will only reach the upper 30s. A few of the normally warmest locations may be able to reach 40 degrees. It will likely remain a cloudy day, with the front stalling out across the Mid-Atlantic region. The winds, however, will be fairly light, despite the sharp drop in temperature.

Sunday has a better chance at seeing some sun as the front sinks a bit further to the south. Monday, too, looks sunny. Temperatures will be stuck in the 30s on Sunday after a chilly morning, with highs on Monday getting back to the low 40s, which is normal for the end of November.

Some showers will move through on Tuesday and maybe Wednesday as temperatures sneak above average once again.

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.