Cooler and showery in the Finger Lakes behind storms

finger lakes weather forecast tuesday may 2 2017 wind rain clouds
In addition to scattered showers, the wind will become rather gusty this afternoon.

Tuesday will be cool and showery with some gusty winds during the afternoon and early evening hours.

Chilly Temperatures Ahead

An area of low pressure is spinning across the Great Lakes this morning as it heads slowly to the northeast. This system drove a powerful cold front through the region last night and was responsible for the severe weather.

Today, the Finger Lakes will be on the cool side of this system. Much cooler air is filtering into the region on west-southwest winds.

Temperatures are starting the day near 50 degrees, but will only rise to the mid and upper 50s this afternoon.

A gusty wind will develop this afternoon as well. The strongest winds will be from Rochester west, where gusts could top 50 mph at times. The northeastern Finger Lakes will see the lightest winds, with top gusts round 35 mph.

On and off shower activity will develop later this morning and persist through the afternoon and overnight. These clouds and showers will keep temperatures in the 40s tonight.

Wednesday, the region should dry out and the sun will return before the day ends. Temperatures will only reach the mid 50s and then will drop rapidly after sunset.

By Thursday morning, some areas of frost will be possible as morning lows dip into the low and mid 30s.

Another Strong System to End the Week.

A new system will move towards the Finger Lakes from the southwest on Thursday.

Clouds will gradually increase during the day and rain should start to arrive by sundown.

Periods of rain are likely Thursday night into Friday as low pressure moves nearly overhead. A period of gusty winds will also be likely once again.

This low will lift to our north and stall out, keeping showers and cool weather in the forecast for the weekend.

In fact, there is even a possibility for our normal early/mid May snow showers Sunday night and early Monday.

More cool showery weather looks likely for next week as well.

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.

3 Responses

  1. Joan Packard
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    Drew, do you work in the Groton Public Library? I think I might have seen you behind the circulation desk.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      I do! You probably have seen me.

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