Unsettled as warm air returns to the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes weather forecast rain clouds warm temperatures
Temperatures will be mild early this week, but the weather will be cloudy and rainy.

Temperatures will be in the low 50s through Wednesday with numerous chances for some rain, especially on Tuesday.

Mild, But Wet

Temperatures will be on the rise across the Finger Lakes once again early this week as south winds push warm air north.

This flow of warm air from the south is the result of an area of high pressure off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic region and a significant storm system developing over the Great Plains.

As the warmer air returns to the Finger Lakes, clouds and a few showers will be possible throughout the day on Monday. The showers should remain isolated and light, and many areas will likely remain dry during the daylight hours today.

Temperatures will rise above 50 degrees for most of the Finger Lakes this afternoon.

Showers will increase in coverage tonight and continue into Tuesday with several rounds of rain likely. Some thunder may rumble from time to time on Tuesday, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.

Rain totals through Tuesday night may reach an inch for some areas, especially after a burst of rain Tuesday evening along a cold front.

Though temperatures immediately drop behind the front Tuesday evening, there will not be any lasting chang from this front. Temperatures will again break 50 degrees on Wednesday with some more clouds and showers.

Turning Colder Late Week

A second cold front will move through on Wednesday, this time with a lasting impact. Temperatures will take a downward trend during the later half of the week.

Look for highs to be near or below 40 degrees on Thursday with highs struggling to 30 degrees on Friday. Saturday and Sunday are currently looking quite chilly, with highs in the low to mid 20s at best.

Despite the cool weather later in the week, there will not be much in the way of precipitation or activity. Conditions look unfavorable for much in the way of lake effect snow and no weather systems are expected to move into the region.

It will turn rather windy again, though, with strong gusts in excess of 40 mph possible Wednesday and Thursday. Gusts will continue to be near or above 30 mph Friday and into Saturday.

Cold weather may continue into next week. The details are still uncertain, but this is consistent with the message of a cold mid and late March that has been showing for weeks.

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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.

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