Another sunny, warm day before rain arrives mid-week

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Temperatures will push well into the 60s on Monday under sunny skies. {Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Ahh…Spring!

After a nice, but at times still-a-bit-cool weekend, Monday will bring Spring to the Finger Lakes in full force.

It will be another sunny day from start to finish with clear skies courtesy of a large area of high pressure.

The center of this high is to our east over New England, which means light south winds will set up over the region today.

Temperatures will take off from the upper 20s and low 30s this morning and should be pushing into the 60s by noon.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach the mid and even upper 60s before dropping back into the 40s this evening.

With temperatures well into the 60s, afternoon relative humidity values will fall below 30%. This, along with the warm temperatures themselves, will keep the brush fire threat elevated. Thankfully, winds will remain light today.

Some high, thin clouds will start to work in overnight as a meandering low pressure system over the Deep South drifts northeast.

Clouds, then Rain

Tuesday morning may start out with a little sun, but thicker clouds will work in from the southwest before midday.

Temperatures will start in the 30s and 40s and should rise quickly with any sunshine.

If the sun stays out long enough, highs could again break 60 degrees. This will be most likely across northern and eastern areas, which should turn overcast latest.

One or two stray rain showers may start to work into the Southern Tier during the daytime hours, but most areas seem like they will remain dry until after sunset.

Rain will slowly spread across the Finger Lakes Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

Depending on the exact path of this meandering low, most of Wednesday could end up having rain falling, especially over the western Finger Lakes.

The rain should become more scattered on Thursday before the entire system pulls away from the region on Friday.

As can be expected, temperatures will take a small hit with the clouds and rain, but highs Wednesday and Thursday should still reach well into the 50s.

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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.