Cold front moves through Friday morning, but Easter weekend looks great

A cold front will quickly send temperatures into the 40s this morning, but mild weather will return quickly this weekend.
A cold front will quickly send temperatures into the 40s this morning, but mild weather will return quickly this weekend.

A cold front will quickly send temperatures into the 40s this morning, but mild weather will return quickly this weekend.

Rain from the cold front has mostly moved out of the Finger Lakes. A few more spotty showers along the front itself will continue to drift through the region, but these showers will be light and brief.

As the cold front moves east, it will result in a quick drop in temperature. Most areas ahead of the front are in the low 50s, but as the front passes, expect a very quick drop into the low or mid 40s. This ten degree drop should happen in about 15 minutes to 20 minutes.

Once the temperature drops, the chances for even a brief shower will almost disappear. Clouds will likely stick around into the evening hours, but a brief glimpse of sun here or there isn’t totally out of the question. Temperatures will hover in the mid 40s before dropping into the upper 20s overnight tonight.

Saturday should start out sunny and will remain so for much of the day. Some high, thin clouds will work in during the afternoon. Temperatures will rebound pleasantly, with highs returning to the low and mid 50s.

Southerly winds will kick in ahead of the next system for Sunday. With more sunny skies, this should help boost temperatures into the 60s for Easter. Again, some clouds may work in later in the day, only this time, they may be thicker and greyer.

Rain will move back into the Finger Lakes sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning. A period of steady rain is possible as a new cold front makes its way across the area. This will set temperatures back into the 40s through the middle of 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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.