Sunny, mild Tuesday ahead of cold fronts

finger lakes weather forecast sunny mild tuesday november 28 2017
It will be a sunny, mild Tuesday in the Finger Lakes thanks to a steady south wind. [Photo by Nanci McCraine]

Nice Late November Weather

An area of high pressure over New England and a storm system over the Midwest are interacting to bring a broad southerly flow across the northeastern corner of the United States.

An associated warm front is situated just southwest of the Finger Lakes this morning, but already temperatures have risen slightly overnight.

There are a few spotty clouds associated with this front, but once these move out, the remainder of the day should be mostly clear.

great lakes regional weather map tuesday november 28 2017 morning
This morning’s regional weather map with 7 am temperatures shows warm air surging north into the Great Lakes ahead of a cold front draped across the Midwest. Click to enlarge.

Warm air from the southwest will start to move into the Finger Lakes this morning on some gusty south winds.

Combined with the sunshine, these winds will help temperatures rise above average this afternoon.

The warmest temperatures will be near and west of Rochester where highs will be near 60 degrees. Further southeast, towards Ithaca and Cortland, highs will be in the lower 50s.

The wind will gust over 30 mph at times today and will continue to do so into the evening hours.

Temperatures should remain in the 40s tonight for the majority of the region. A few of the deeper valleys in the far eastern Finger Lakes region could reach the upper 30s.

Cold Front Early Wednesday

The cold front over the Midwest this morning will be moving through the Finger Lakes by dawn Wednesday.

Out ahead of the front, a few scattered rain showers are possible, especially before the sun rises.

These rain showers will be light and a few areas will probably not see any pre-dawn rain.

A few additional scattered showers will be possible later in the morning along with a few flakes of snow during the afternoon hours.

Temperatures will slowly retreat on Wednesday, starting out in the low 40s and dropping into the mid 30s for the afternoon.

The wind will remain gusty until the evening when high pressure moves in overhead.

Another Front Late Thursday

Winds will quickly turn back towards the south by Thursday morning in advance of another cold front.

Temperatures will not get as warm on Thursday as they will on Tuesday but will be about 10 degrees cooler. This means highs near 50 degrees in the Rochester area with low 40s in the far southeastern areas.

Precipitation from this front should begin to arrive during the evening hours on Thursday. This should all fall as rain through the night and will not turn to snow until Friday morning.

Any snow that does fall will be limited and will be most likely over the eastern portions of the region.

In all, more precipitation is expected from this second front, but it still will not be a big or heavy system.

Temperatures will again retreat for Friday, with highs generally around 40 degrees.

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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.

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