Mild, sunny start to the week for the Finger Lakes

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High pressure will keep the Finger Lakes dry until Wednesday while temperatures warm back above normal.

High pressure will keep the Finger Lakes dry until Wednesday while temperatures warm back above normal.

High Pressure Crosses Finger Lakes

An area of high pressure is pushing across the Finger Lakes on Monday.

North winds ahead of this high pressure system kept temperatures a bit on the cool side on Sunday. Today, however, winds will be nearly calm or lightly from the south. With bright, sunny skies, temperatures should be warmer today than on Sunday.

Most areas should see highs today in the mid 70s. Skies will remain mostly sunny, with just a few scattered fair weather clouds possible. Skies will clear overnight, with lows backing into the 50s and some 40s.

Southerly winds will increase on Tuesday as the high pressure system drifts further southeast. Temperatures will respond by reaching the low and perhaps mid 80s Tuesday afternoon and again on Wednesday.

Cold Front Brings Showers Wednesday

Later in the afternoon on Wednesday, a cold front will move through the Finger Lakes. The timing of this front is currently expected to coincide with the peak daytime heating.

As a result, showers and thunderstorms are likely later Wednesday afternoon and into the evening. A couple of storms could be a bit gusty, but conditions do not look favorable for a more substantial severe weather event.

Unfortunately, the rain amounts from this system look quite meager. Most areas will probably only see around a quarter inch of rain, with up to a half inch in some of the heavier showers and thunderstorms. This will be our only shot of rain for the week until the weekend.

High pressure will build back in behind the front with more sunny weather for the end of the week. Temperatures will generally be closer to normal for the end of the week.

Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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.

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