Temperatures cool Monday into Tuesday

A cold front moving through the Finger Lakes Monday morning will usher in cooler temperatures.
A cold front moving through the Finger Lakes Monday morning will usher in cooler temperatures.

A cold front moving through the Finger Lakes Monday morning will usher in cooler temperatures.

This cold front has already dropped the temperatures across western New York into the 30s. The temperature drop across the Finger Lakes will be slower as the typical daytime heating counteracts the cold air moving in. However, the cold will ultimately win out and most areas should be in the upper 30s by the time the sun sets this evening.

Any rain that was associated with this cold front is already to the east of the Finger Lakes. Nothing more than a stray shower is expected for the remainder of the day. Clouds should gradually lessen and sunny breaks should become more frequent as the day goes on.

Tonight into Tuesday, the weather should remain quiet. Temperatures overnight will drop into the upper 20s before rising back to near 40 degrees on Tuesday. It will be warmer further south and west, and some parts of the Southern Tier could reach into the mid 40s.

After an initial drop in temperature Tuesday night, warmer air will reverse the process during the second half of the night. This will be in response to a strong storm that will be passing to our north across Canada. Rain will break out early Wednesday morning, with the heaviest amounts east and south of the Finger Lakes.

It will be windy though, with gusts over 40 mph likely, especially Wednesday morning. Temperatures should rise into the 50s before cooler air moves in later Wednesday.

The remainder of the week looks fairly quiet with temperatures during the day mostly in the 30s.

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.