Late October chill persists across Finger Lakes

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Temperatures will remain 10-18 degrees below normal for much of the week.

Temperatures will remain 10-18 degrees below normal for much of the week.

Cool in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region will remain locked into a chilly late autumn pattern at least through the remainder of the work week.

Temperatures during late October should be in the mid 50s for the Finger Lakes. Instead, daily high temperatures should remain in the 40s, or even upper 30s, over the next few days.

As is often the case, temperatures will vary around the region. No matter where in the Finger Lakes you are though, temperatures will be well below normal.

High temperatures on Tuesday will range from the low to mid or perhaps upper 40s. Wednesday will be quite chilly, with highs from around 40 degrees to the low 40s,

An incoming storm system will bring a bit more variety to the area on Thursday, with highs as low as the upper 30s in the east with mid 40s in the west.

Friday will be a bit warmer, with mostly mid and upper 40s.

Temperatures could reach 50 on Saturday and may get even warmer on Sunday. Next week generally looks warmer, with highs around or even slightly above normal.
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Active Weather Pattern

Along with the cooler temperatures, the weather pattern across the Finger Lakes will remain rather active. This will continue to benefit the region in its ongoing drought recovery after last week’s soaking rains.

A few lake effect showers are in the region Tuesday morning and will persist into the midday hours. Most of this time will be dry for any given area, but a few showers from time to time will be possible. These showers will dissipate this afternoon, only to redevelop tonight into early Wednesday. Some snow may mix in at times tonight and early Wednesday.

Winds will turn to the northeast later Wednesday ahead of the next storm system. This will end any lake effect, but new precipitation will start to move in Wednesday night.

The northeast winds will lock cold air in place, so some of the initial precipitation may fall as snow or even sleet. Precipitation will quickly turn over to all rain Thursday morning before tapering to showers later in the day. This system could bring a half inch to an inch of precipitation.

Friday will have a few showers before another system moves in with more rain for Saturday and Sunday.

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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.