Temperatures across the Finger Lakes are starting the week in the 50s Monday morning.
Mild weather will continue through the day as many areas reach 60 degrees. These temperatures are 25 degrees above the normal for mid-December.
The warm air is being transported into the Finger Lakes out ahead of a storm system over the Midwest. Southerly winds ahead of this system have pushed a warm front through the area. The warm air will remain locked in place until a cold front slides through overnight tonight.
Rain showers ahead of that cold front will arrive in the Finger Lakes from west to east late this afternoon and especially this evening. Most areas will probably see very little rain until the sun starts to set. Showers will persist through the night, but should mostly be done by Tuesday morning.
It will also be a bit breezy today, especially for areas further west, closer to the storm system. Wind advisories are in place from Rochester, west.
Slightly cooler air will work in behind this storm system as it tracks across southern Canada. Temperatures will remain well above normal though, as highs Tuesday should be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Wednesday will be a couple of degrees cooler, but a far cry from the mid 30s that is normal for this time of the year.
Another storm system will push into the area on Thursday. This system will actually have some cold air behind it, with near normal temperatures and some lake effect flurries by the weekend.