Mild with rain showers Tuesday

A push of mild air and some rain showers will move into the Finger Lakes on Tuesday.
A push of mild air and some rain showers will move into the Finger Lakes on Tuesday.

Warm air and some rain showers associated with low pressure over the northern Great Lakes will continue across the Finger Lakes on Tuesday.

Temperatures Tuesday morning have already been on the rise, with upper 30s and low 40s across much of the Finger Lakes. Some colder pockets remain across Central New York, but these will erode away as warmer air continues to move into the Finger Lakes.

Most places will top out with highs in the mid 40s today. Some of the typically warmer areas of the northern Finger Lakes could approach 50 degrees though.

The most widespread area of precipitation associated with this weather system is already east of the area. On and off light rain showers will persist through the day though. Precipitation amounts will be low.

The cold front will slide through later this afternoon and evening from west to east. Cooler air will move in behind the front, with lows tonight in the upper 20s and low 30s. A limited response from the Great Lakes will ensue with some areas of lake effect snow.

Initially, the snow will mostly be due east of the Great Lakes where several inches may fall. By Wednesday morning, the snow will drift south with minor accumulations at most. Winds swing back to the south Wednesday afternoon, ending the lake effect.

Snow showers are possible Thursday, Friday and Saturday as a couple of weak systems move through. A little rain could mix in, especially on Thursday and Saturday. Little to no accumulation of snow is expected. More rain showers are possible on Sunday as temperatures get back into the 40s.

A more potent system will be possible early next week, but we will most likely see warm weather and rain from that. More details in the coming days.

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.