Improving weather for Finger Lakes

Sunny skies on Monday will help temperatures return to average.
Sunny skies on Monday will help temperatures return to average.

The first snow has fallen and the growing season is over. Now that the weather has gotten that out the way, its time to return to more typical mid-autumn weather.

High pressure is moving over the Finger Lakes Monday morning. The clear skies let temperatures tumble into the 20s and low 30s, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky, those temperatures should quickly improve.

Sunny skies should persist into the afternoon as temperatures reach 50 degrees or warmer for all but the eastern most reaches of the Finger Lakes. Some clouds will start to increase from the west late in the day, but all in all, it should be a pretty nice fall day in the Finger Lakes.

Tuesday, Wednesday and  Thursday will all be a bit on the showery side, though none of the day should be a washout. An active storm track across southern Canada is the culprit for these showers, but keeps us on the warm side of a sharp contrast in temperatures between the Midwest and eastern Canada.

Temperatures Tuesday through Thursday will range from the upper 50s to mid 60s, while overnight lows are much warmer in the 40s and low 50s.

Cool air will briefly return on Friday before more near-normal temperatures for the weekend.

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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.