Light rain moves back into the Finger Lakes ahead of warmer temperatures

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November will get off to a cloudy, cool, and showery start as a warm front approaches the region.

 

Chilly November Rain

A chilly November rain will enter into the Finger Lakes this morning and persist for most of the day on Wednesday.

While the radar early this morning is already showing precipitation entering the area, the air in the lower levels of the atmosphere is quite dry and the precipitation is not yet reaching the ground.

Throughout the morning, the atmosphere will moisten and some of that precipitation will start to reach the ground. The vast majority of this will be rain, but a few wet snowflakes could mix in as temperatures slowly rise through the 30s.

Showers will become widespread and steady this afternoon but will remain light in intensity.

Temperatures will manage to reach the low 40s, keeping precipitation all rain this afternoon.

The steady rain will continue into the first part of the evening before becoming more scattered.

Temperatures Begin to Rise

This rain will develop in response to a broad area of warming in the atmosphere that is pushing north from the Ohio Valley.

By tonight, this warmer air will start to work into the Finger Lakes.

As the rain tapers to showers, temperatures will actually start to rise tonight as south winds kick in.

By Thursday morning, temperatures should be around 50 degrees.

Scattered showers will still be in the region, but will gradually become less and less throughout Thursday.

Some breaks of sun are likely between clouds Thursday afternoon as temperatures push into the low 60s.

The south wind will become a bit blustery, with top gusts of 25-35 mph Thursday afternoon and evening.

Up and Down Temperatures

Thursday night will remain quite mild with overnight lows in the upper 50s.

After morning high temperatures Friday in the low 60s, a cold front will move through with more scattered showers Friday morning. Temperatures will then fall back into the 50s for the remainder of the day.

Saturday will have highs in the low 50s under mixed skies. Temperatures will initially back into the 40s, but will again rise during the night as another push of warm air spreads rain into the region.

Sunday and Monday will be mild but showery, with periods of rain and highs somewhere in the vicinity of 60 degrees.

Another cold front will then sweep through, with highs returning to the 40s for the remainder of next week.

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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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.). When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.