Cool with changing skies Tuesday

Skies will alternate between sun and clouds Tuesday with cool temperatures behind Monday night's cold front.
Skies will alternate between sun and clouds Tuesday with cool temperatures behind Monday night’s cold front.

Skies will alternate between sun and clouds Tuesday with cool temperatures behind Monday night’s cold front.

With the cold front now pushing into New England, the Finger Lakes is done with precipitation from that front. A secondary cold front, however, will drop south from the Upper Great Lakes by the midday hours.

Between the two fronts, however, the weather is quiet and the skies are clear. Sunny skies already have overtaken much of the Finger Lakes and will continue to push east early this morning. The sunshine will last much of the morning, but by the late morning, clouds will redevelop over the region.

Most of the region will probably see little more than a brief, light shower today and a fair amount of the area may not even see that. Temperatures will rise to the low and mid 40s fairly quickly by midday, but then stall out during the cloudy afternoon hours.

A little sun may redevelop before the day is done, with clearing skies this evening. Temperatures will drop back into the upper 20s. Wednesday will have a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures again in the mid 40s.

High pressure will then set up to our northeast, placing us in a more southerly flow that will help us warm during the later half of the week. Temperatures will jump from near 50 on Thursday to near 60 on Friday, with 70 a real possibility by Sunday. Temperatures could push well above 70 degrees on Monday.

During this warm up, skies should remain sunny with no precipitation expected until next Tuesday. Enjoy the renewal of our spring, but remember that a statewide burn ban is in effect into May. This is our brush fire season.

As a final side note, I am working on a redesign of this website that will include some awesome new features that will make FLX Weather your one-stop-shop for the weather. With the quiet weather coming up, I may opt to work on the new website a couple of mornings rather than update. If you don’t see a new blog some morning, know I am working behind the scenes! You are going to love what I have planned!

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.