Temperatures back on the upswing

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Temperatures will push back into the 60s by Wednesday before cooler weather to end the week. [Photo by D. Joan Lockwood]
The warm weather will culminate on Wednesday as another strong storm system moves through the Finger Lakes.

Temperatures Climb Once Again

The near normal temperatures in the Finger Lakes lasted about 36 hours. Now, it is back into the warmth for a few more days before another strong system tries to bring some winter back.

A steady increase in temperature is expected over the next few days as a steady southerly flow brings warm air back north.

Temperatures already rose overnight with many places starting the week in the 30s. A mix of sun and clouds will combine with the slight southerly flow to push temperatures well into the 40s today, with some of the warmer areas hitting 50 degrees this afternoon.

The 50s will become widespread on Tuesday as a warm front pushes north through the area. Clouds and a strengthing wind Tuesday night will keep temperatures from falling much overnight with lows around 50 degrees.

This will get Wednesday off and running as high temperatures push back into the low and mid 60s. Colder air will work back in for the end of the week, with highs actually a few degrees below normal.

Precipitation This Week

Most of the precipitation this week will be associated with the storm system that will move through on Wednesday.

As warm air lifts north ahead of this system, a few rain showers will be possible early Tuesday and then again later in the day. This rain should generally be scattered and light.

Rain showers, and maybe a thunderstorm or two, will be possible throughout Wednesday as pieces of the storm system pass by. The morning and evening hours especially look to have a good chance for some rain on Wednesday.

As colder air works back into the region, a few flurries will be possible on Thursday with some more substantial lake effect snow making a brief appearance on Friday. Parts of the northern and eastern Finger Lakes could see a couple of inches of snow from the lake effect before high pressure ends the snow.

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.