Another sunny, mild day for the Finger Lakes

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Temperatures will be in the 50s again on Monday even as some high thin clouds work in late.

Temperatures will be in the 50s again on Monday even as some high thin clouds work in late.

Mild Monday

High pressure which built into the region over the weekend will remain in control of the weather in the Finger Lakes through most of Monday.

Skies are clear to start the day, resulting in some chilly temperatures for some areas. Ithaca and Elmira, for example, are starting the week in the low 20s. Penn Yan, meanwhile, is sitting in the low 40s at the same time.

As the sun climbs higher in the sky, the temperature will become more uniform across the Finger Lakes. Temperatures will be pushing into the 50s by noon, with a high in the mid 50s region-wide. This is about 5-8 degrees above normal for mid-November, with normal high temperatures in the upper 40s.

The sun will gradually give way to some high, thin clouds later in the afternoon. These clouds will continue to increase overnight, but should be thin enough for at least partial viewing of the Super Moon this evening.

A Couple Showers Possible

The increase in cloud cover will be in response to a small area of low pressure that will develop along the east coast and move north from the Mid-Atlantic into New England on Tuesday. While clouds will overspread the area, precipitation from this system will be limited to just a few showers Tuesday afternoon, mostly east of Cayuga Lake.

Temperatures on Tuesday will range from the mid 50s further west, to the upper 40s across the east where the showers will be possible.

A second system will dive at the region from the northwest on Wednesday. This time, a few limited showers may make their way into the western parts of the Finger Lakes before the system turns northeast and gets absorbed by the coastal system. Temperatures Wednesday will be in the low 50s.

In all, rain amounts between these two systems will generally be less than a tenth of an inch.

More Sun, Warmth Coming

High pressure will build back in during the later part of the week and for the weekend. This should keep skies mostly sunny and temperatures above normal. Look for highs in the low 50s Thursday and upper 50s on Friday.

A strong storm system will develop over the middle of the country by the weekend. Between this system and high pressure over the Southeast, a strong southwest flow of warm air will stream towards the Finger Lakes. This could push temperatures into the 60s on Saturday.

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.