Picture perfect weather Tuesday

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The weather will be just about perfect on Tuesday across the Finger Lakes. [Photo by Janet Steiner]

Great Weather Tuesday

The weather on Tuesday will be the picture of perfection across the Finger Lakes thanks to an area of high pressure.

Temperatures are starting out a bit on the chilly side after a night of clear skies and calm winds. Most areas are starting in the upper 30s or low 40s.

Those temperatures will shoot upwards this morning as the sun climbs higher in the sky.

By noon, temperatures will be well into the 60s and should top out in the low 70s, some 30-35 degrees warmer than this morning.

Skies will be sunny, but a few fair weather clouds will bubble up in the afternoon.

For the Southern Tier and Southern Finger Lakes, there could even be a brief shower or two that pops up. Most areas will remain dry though.

Temperatures will slide back into the 50s this evening and should start Wednesday near or just below 50 degrees.

Wednesday, too, should be very nice, with temperatures reaching the mid 70s. A few more scattered showers may pop up in the afternoon. Again though, most areas will probably remain dry.

Active Pattern Unfolds

Several days of active weather will evolve over the Finger Lakes starting Thursday.

A cold front will approach the region, leading to an increase in clouds and wind for Thursday. Afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will become likely.

A couple of thunderstorms, if they manage to develop, could have some gusty, non-severe winds.

Temperatures ahead of the rain should reach into the low 70s.

Chilly air will make a brief come back on Friday behind the front. Temperatures will top out in the 50s with morning clouds and some late day sun.

The weekend weather also looks active as a frontal boundary oscillates back and forth across the region.

Periods of rain and possibly thunder will be likely. Some of that rain could be quite heavy.

Temperatures north of the front will be in the 60s, while 70s and 80s will be common south of the front.

It is too early to tell where the front will be at what times this weekend. If you have outdoor plans, continue to monitor the forecast closely.

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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.