Nicer weather finally settles into the Finger Lakes

Temperatures early Wednesday are chilly across the Finger Lakes, but should warm to near 70º by the afternoon with a good deal of sunshine.

High pressure has built into our region, finally pushing the front that has been pestering us since the weekend far enough south that we will not see any clouds and rain from it.

In fact, Wednesday should be mostly sunny across the Finger Lakes, once some areas of morning fog burn off.

Temperatures, which are starting the day on the cool side in the low and mid 40s, should rise to near 70º by the afternoon. This is still a couple of degree below normal, but it should feel very comfortable.

Southerly winds and a few clouds overnight should help keep temperatures a bit warmer, with Thursday morning lows in the upper 40s and low 50s.

A mix of sun and clouds is in the forecast for Thursday, with highs pushing into the mid 70s.

A front will approach the region on Friday and Friday night, but the precipitation with this front is looking less and less impressive and some areas may not see any rain at all. The weekend, too, looks pretty quiet, with just a small chance of a few showers later Sunday.

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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.). Drew and his wife have four young boys. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.