Perfect start to a mild week

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It will be a nearly perfect start to a nice week in the Finger Lakes on Monday. [Photo by Adam Bacher]
Another beautiful day is in store for the Finger Lakes on Monday to kick off a nicer weather week to close out April.

Another Great Day Monday

The weather will continue to be great across the Finger Lakes today, with temperatures in the sweet spot of being not too warm and not too cool, except early this morning.

Skies will remain quite sunny, even as some high, thin clouds work in from the south during the afternoon hours.

Those sunny skies should help temperatures climb quickly this morning from lows in the 30s. By the early afternoon, many areas will be into the 60s, with afternoon highs in the mid and upper 60s.

Areas along the shore of Lake Ontario will be cooler, with highs in the 50s thanks to a light breeze off of the chilly lake waters.

Temperatures this evening will slip back into the 40s, but will not fall much further as clouds increase.

Showers Tuesday-Early Wednesday

An area of low pressure to the south will spread some showers into the Finger Lakes by dawn Tuesday. These showers will continue off and in into the morning hours.

Most of these showers will be fairly light. The showers should end for a time Tuesday afternoon. A little sun may even try to work out during this break in the rain.

Temperatures will spend most of the day Tuesday in the 50s thanks to the clouds and showers. A brief spike into the low 60s will be possible if some sun works out.

Showers will move back in Tuesday evening and will persist into early Wednesday morning. These showers will be lighter and more scattered than the rain Tuesday morning.

In all, rain amounts should remain well under a half inch, with most areas ending up closer to a quarter inch of rain.

Heating Up

Temperatures will then swing upwards for the later half of the week as a southerly flow sets up ahead of a strong spring storm over the middle of the country.

While that storm will likely cause a significant severe weather outbreak for the southern Plains and may bring snow to the northern Plains, it will push north into Canada rather than east into our region.

As a result, temperatures will push well into the 60s on Wednesday, even as skies remain quite cloudy. Thursday will be sunny and very warm, with upper 70s and low 80s in the afternoon. While warm, this is still a far cry from the 90-degree weather the Hype Machine was predicting for our region as recently last late las week.

A weak cold front will slide through on Thursday night with a few scattered showers. Temperatures will remain well above normal, but a bit more comfortable on Friday with highs in the low 70s.

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.