Cloudy and cooler for the start of the week

finger lakes weather forecast monday may 7 2018 cloudy cool rain
The week is off to a cloudy start, but skies should brighten before Monday draws to a close. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Cloudy Start

Monday morning is off to a grey start with thick clouds and a couple showers drifting through the Finger Lakes.

A subtle disturbance moving along the jet stream is partly responsible for the clouds and showers.

This should quickly move east this morning and high pressure will start to build in from the northwest.

As a result, the chances for rain are limited to early this morning. By this afternoon, the cloud cover should start to break up, lingering longest across southern and eastern areas.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler than they have been thanks to the clouds and a gentle north wind.

Look for afternoon highs to reach near or just shy of 60 degrees.

Mostly clear skies overnight will allow temperatures to slip back into the upper 30s and low 40s, but no frost is expected.

Warm Mid-Week

Temperatures will warm up again on Tuesday, despite the chilly start to the day.

With a good amount of sunshine and winds turning to the south, afternoon highs will reach the upper 60s and low 70s.

Low and mid 70s are likely on Wednesday with more sun and an increasing south wind.

By Thursday, a cold front will approach with some showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will depend on the timing of the rain, but at least upper 60s and low 70s seem like a reasonable expectation.

At this time, the chances for severe weather on Thursday appear to be very low.

Behind the front, Friday will cap off the week in the same way it started. Expect some morning showers and clouds, some late day sun, and highs near or just below 60 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.). 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.