Finger Lakes Weekend Weather: Nov. 4-5, 2017

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After a quiet Saturday, Sunday will turn a bit rainy across the Finger Lakes. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Saturday Weather Forecast

Saturday morning is off to a chilly start, with temperatures across the Finger Lakes mostly in the low and mid 30s.

A deck of high, thin clouds has overspread the area from the southwest as a surge of warm air pushes into the Great Lakes.

These clouds will filter the sunshine some today and should be a near constant presence.

Otherwise, it will be a quiet, typical early November day.

Temperatures will be near normal, with highs hovering within a couple degrees on either side of 50 degrees.

One unique twist on the normal temperature distribution today is that the warmer temperatures above 50 degrees will be found further south, while typically it is the northern Finger Lakes that are warmer.

The clouds will thicken up more late in the afternoon, but rain showers should mostly hold off until after midnight tonight.

After initially dropping into the low 40s this evening, temperatures should rise overnight.

Sunday Weather Forecast

By dawn Sunday, many places will be in the upper 40s with a few locations already breaking 50 degrees.

On and off scattered rain showers will be possible at any time on Sunday, but the entire day should not end up as a washout.

In fact, there is a chance that the dry time will significantly outweigh the rainy periods, but the exact evolution of the rain is a bit uncertain as of Saturday morning.

Winds will yet again become quite blustery Sunday morning and persisting through Sunday night. Wind gusts over 30 mph will be commonplace, with a few of the higher elevations seeing gusts as high as 45 mph.

Those gusty winds will bring in warmer air, though the clouds and showers will put a limit on how warm. Look for highs Sunday afternoon to fall just short of 60 degrees for most areas.

Temperatures will change very little through Sunday night with scattered rain and maybe even some thunder continuing.

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A strong cold front will move through on Monday, putting an end to the warmer temperatures for the remainder of the week.

Rain will be likely at times on Monday, possibly accompanied by some thunder. The rain should clear out by the afternoon.

A cold high pressure system will then settle in, bringing sunny weather for the middle of the week.

Temperatures Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will only reach the mid 40s for highs with morning lows in the 30s and even 20s.

A more subtle cold front is expected late in the week. Light precipitation is expected with this, but whether it is rain or snow remains to be seen. Friday will be very chilly behind this front, with highs possibly only reaching the mid 30s, if even that.

That remains a week away though, so there is time for that forecast to possibly moderate warmer.

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.