Monday cool and breezy before big warm up

finger lakes weather forecast clouds sun cool temperatures monday may 15 2017
Skies will start cloudy, but clear by the end of the day Monday. Temperatures will remain cool for one last day.

The week is starting off cloudy, but skies will clear by the end of the day. Temperatures will be cool, but warmer weather is on the way.

Off to a Cloudy, Cool, and Breezy Start

The weather early Monday morning does not look much different than it has for most of May.

Temperatures are a bit on the cool side with a gusty northwest wind. Cloud cover is thick across most of the Finger Lakes, but at least it is not raining.

High pressure will start to build in today, resulting in some major changes to our weather pattern after this cloudy and cool start to the week.

With the high pressure system still on its approach today, temperatures will remain below normal with highs around 60 degrees.

The wind will also continue to be gusty today as the high pressure runs up against the storm system that passed through this weekend, which still remains spinning over New England.

The clouds from the morning will be the first thing to change with skies turning sunny this afternoon and becoming mostly clear by this evening. The wind will die down as the sun begins to set and high pressure settles in overhead.

Temperatures tonight will drop back into the 40s, but will not be cold enough for any frost concerns.

Weather Turns Completely

High pressure will continue to track southeast overnight and will set up off the Mid-Atlantic coast for the middle of the week. This will result in some major changes to our weather as we suddenly jump into summer for a few days.

Sunny skies will quickly warm temperatures Tuesday morning. Highs will reach the low 70s for most of the Finger Lakes, which will be the first above normal daily highs since the severe thunderstorm event on May 1st.

Warm air will continue to surge into the Finger Lakes Tuesday night, with overnight temperatures only dropping back into the mid 50s. Sunny skies will again quickly warm those temperatures once the sun rises and Wednesday will turn out very warm. Highs will range from the low 80s in the higher elevations of the Southern Tier to the upper 80s along the lake plains across Monroe and Wayne counties.

Thursday will turn out very similar, but a few late day clouds and scattered showers may cap the temperatures a degree or two lower. Still, these temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal.

Dewpoints will rise into the low 60s, which will be a noticeable increase in humidity but should not be overly muggy.

A cold front will move in Thursday evening with more scattered showers and storms. This front will send temperatures back into the 60s for Friday.

 

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.

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