Cooler temperatures slide into Finger Lakes

Cooler air behind a cold front will keep temperatures about 20 degrees colder than yesterday, but much closer to normal.
Cooler air behind a cold front will keep temperatures about 20 degrees colder than yesterday, but much closer to normal.

Cooler air behind a cold front will keep temperatures about 20 degrees colder than yesterday, but much closer to normal.
This front moved through during the early morning hours with little fanfare. The radar has, and will remain blank this morning, with the nearest precipitation over southern New England.

Clouds will remain thick for a time this morning, but this afternoon, they should gradually lessen. By the overnight hours, I expect mostly clear skies as high pressure builds in.

Temperatures will top out today mostly in the mid 50s, with some areas of the eastern Finger Lakes in the low 50s. Expect mostly mid 30s tonight under the clear skies, and highs approaching 60 degrees for Wednesday with clear skies persisting.

Clouds will move back in Wednesday night and Thursday. Southerly winds ahead of the next storm system will give temperatures quite the boost on Thursday, despite the clouds, as highs reach the low and mid 70s once again.

Showers will move in Thursday night and Friday. The front responsible for the showers will be slow moving, so showers may linger most of Friday, even if the amounts of rain remain low.

This front will stall out later this weekend and into next week, setting up some sharp differences in temperature across the northeast. South of the front, temperatures will remain above normal, with 60s and 70s. North of the front, however, it will turn quite chilly. At this stage, it is impossible to tell where the front will be on any given day, but indications are the front will be near or south of us early next week, keeping our weather chilly.

If we do get a shot of cold early next week, temperatures should bounce back fairly quickly during the closing days of April.

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.