Temperatures slowly creep upward for the Finger Lakes

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Temperatures will be around 50 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday but could push 60 on Thursday. [Photo by Janet Steiner]
It will be a slow process, but warmer temperatures are in sight for the Finger Lakes.

Slowly Warming

The temperature over the next few days will moderate somewhat from the very cold readings of the last few days.

That being said, Wednesday morning still looks very frosty with morning lows ranging from the upper 20s to low 30s across the Finger Lakes. This will put cold-sensitive plants and agriculture at great risk.

The daytime high temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday will top out around 50 degrees. While still well below normal, it is an improvement over the 40s of the last few days.

Clouds should gradually dissipate on Tuesday before some new, mostly high thin clouds work in on Wednesday.

Thursday will be the warmest day the Finger Lakes has seen in since last week with highs topping out in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Friday may get that warm as well, but rain moving in from the southwest may prevent the temperature from meeting its full potential.

Brief Set Back This Weekend

A complex storm system will likely impact the Finger Lakes this weekend, resulting in a set back in our attempt to get back to normal.

Periods of rain look possible on both Saturday and Sunday as a pair of interacting low pressure systems pass through the area.

Saturday, in particular, looks rainy and cool with highs possibly stuck in the 40s yet again. Some warmer air may try to sneak in on Mother’s Day, but it is too early to tell exactly what may result.

The weather should then make a real attempt at getting back to normal next week. There is a chance for above normal temperatures by the end of the week, but that, too, is uncertain at this early point.

The cool weather will not be able to last forever though.


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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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