A few days of 50s in the Finger Lakes

Temperatures will remain in the 50s for the next few days before temperatures warm up later in the week.
Temperatures will remain in the 50s for the next few days before temperatures warm up later in the week.

Temperatures will remain in the 50s for the next few days before temperatures warm up later in the week.

For the middle of May, these temperatures are well below normal. The good news is that the storm system that brought snow to the area is pulling away. Sunny skies this morning will turn partly cloudy this afternoon as high temperatures reach the mid and upper 50s.

Clouds will continue to move in this evening as a small system dives southeast from the Great Lakes. A few showers may accompany this system after midnight, but rain amounts will be very light tonight.

The good news is that the clouds from this system will keep temperatures well away from the danger zone for plants, with overnight lows in the mid 40s.

Tuesday will remain rather cloudy. A couple more pop up showers may even develop in the afternoon, especially across southern and eastern portions of the region. Temperatures will mostly be in the mid 50s.

Tuesday night will be cooler, but currently lows are expected to be around 40 degrees, with some upper 30s, thanks to slowly departing clouds. Wednesday will turn out partly cloudy, with highs again in the mid to upper 50s.

Warmer weather will start to move in beyond Wednesday. Highs should be into the 60s on Thursday with 70 degrees possible for Friday. The weekend is uncertain, but if we can remain sunny and dry, highs should be well into the 70s.

The final 10 days of May generally are looking warm, with some hot days possibly into the 80s.

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.