Stretch of nice weather continues this week

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The great weather from the weekend will persist into the work week. [Photo by Brenda Swarts]

More Great Weather Ahead

The weather this past weekend was great. Thankfully, more very nice weather is ahead for the Finger Lakes thanks to a slow moving high pressure system and quiet storm track.

Monday will pick up right where Saturday and Sunday left off. There will be plenty of sunshine from start to finish and temperatures will be near normal, at near to just above 80 degrees.

There are two differences between today and this past weekend. First, the winds will be very light to almost calm today. Second, one or two very isolate and light showers or thunderstorms may bubble up late this afternoon.

The overwhelming majority of the region will not see any rain, though.

Tuesday will be very similar, but with just a couple additional afternoon showers. Again, the chances for rain will be very small and most areas will not see any precipitation at all.

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Winds Shift, Temperatures Rise

High pressure will slide off to the east by Wednesday, placing the Finger Lakes in the return flow on the backside of the high. These southerly winds will result in an increase in temperature and humidity.

Temperatures will push well into the mid 80s, with a few areas flirting with the upper 80s on both Wednesday and Thursday. The humidity will rise, but will not be horribly unbearable.

There will be enough moisture in the atmosphere to make showers and thunderstorms a bit more numerous. This will especially be the case on Wednesday when a small disturbance passes by.

Still, many areas will make it through Thursday with very little to no precipitation at all.

Friday will likely be the warmest day of the week. Many areas will push towards the upper 80s. The typically warmest areas between near and just east of Rochester may push 90 degrees.

Rain Returns Late Friday

This final boost in the temperature will be in response to an approaching low pressure system that will develop over the Great Lakes.

This low will swing a cold front through the region late in the afternoon or towards the evening hours.

This storm system looks like it will be well organized when it arrives, so showers and thunderstorms are to be expected during the second half of Friday.

With the overly warm temperatures before hand, some of the storms could be robust. At this time though, the winds aloft look modest, which could limit any severe potential.

This system should clear out in time for the weekend, but temperatures will slip back below normal following its passage.

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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.