Spring warmth floods into Finger Lakes

A very warm air mass will move into the Finger Lakes today, with most areas rising well into the 60s. A few places may hit 70 on Wednesday.
A very warm air mass will move into the Finger Lakes today, with most areas rising well into the 60s. A few places may hit 70 on Wednesday.

A very warm air mass will move into the Finger Lakes today, with most areas rising well into the 60s. A few places may hit 70 on Wednesday.

High pressure centered just off the coast of the Carolinas is in a prime location to bring warm weather to the Finger Lakes. The southerly flow on the backside of this high is also being enhanced by an active storm track across the middle of the nation.

A frontal boundary is draped across the region along the leading edge of this warm air. Clouds, along with an isolated shower or two, will be with the Finger Lakes for most of the day, but the warm air should become stronger and more widespread than on Monday.

Most places should be able to surpass 60 degrees fairly easily today. The one exception will be towards Syracuse, where the front will not make as much progress. Here, highs will be near or even just shy of 60 degrees.

The rest of the Finger Lakes will see highs in the mid 60s today. Temperatures will drop back into the 40s tonight with partly cloudy skies. Wednesday will also be fairly cloudy, but temperatures should be even warmer. Some areas may even be able to hit 70 degrees.

A few showers will start to enter the region late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Rain will become more widespread towards dawn Thursday and through the day. The heaviest rain may focus over the northern Finger Lakes, with more showery activity further south. Temperatures Thursday may still flirt with 60 degrees.

Friday looks sunny, but a bit cooler with highs mostly in the 40s. Temperatures will return to the 60s on Saturday, with well above normal temperatures persisting into next week.

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.