Temperatures will warm above average Tuesday afternoon after a cool morning.
Temperatures Jump Upwards
After a cold Trick-or-Treating evening last night, temperatures have spent the second half of the night slowly warming. It remains rather chilly this morning, with widespread 30s and a few isolated pockets of 20s.
Once the sun climbs higher in the sky, temperatures will start to warm quickly.
Skies will become partly cloudy, but a decent amount of sunshine is expected throughout the day. The chances for rain have been removed from the forecast as well with shower activity expected to stay well north of the Finger Lakes.
Temperatures will top out 25-35 degrees warmer than the overnight low temperatures. Many parts of the Finger Lakes will at least get near 60 degrees, with areas around Rochester and to the west shooting all the way into the mid 60s.
Temperatures will be cooler across the Southern Tier and eastern Finger Lakes. Bath, Elmira and Cortland are all expected to miss out on quite getting to 60 degrees today.
Temperatures will back off into the upper 40s and low 50s overnight, which is much closer to the average high than the average low.
Wednesday will be warm as well, with all of the Finger Lakes pushing into the 60s.
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Rain Chances Late Wednesday-Thursday
Part of the reason for the warmer temperatures in the Finger Lakes will be southerly winds ahead of our next storm system.
This system will begin to approach the Finger Lakes later Wednesday afternoon with clouds and a few scattered showers. Scattered showers will be possible during the second half of the afternoon through the overnight.
Thursday morning, low pressure will track directly across the region. Just behind the low, an area of widespread rain is likely. This steady rain will come down at a decent rate, but the area of rain itself will be relatively fast moving.
Expect a few hours of steady, moderate rainfall Thursday morning. Rain fall amounts should be around or slightly over a half-inch.
The rain will clear out by noon on Thursday. Cold air will stream back into the region, with temperatures falling into the 40s by the afternoon.
Friday looks sunny, but chilly, with highs returning to the 40s.
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