Another soggy week ahead for the Finger Lakes

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Rain will be possible most days this week with Tuesday being the driest and sunniest day. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Showers Monday, Some Sun Tuesday

In the wake of this weekend’s rain, yet more rain is in the forecast for much of this week.

The first part of the week will be less intense than later in the week.

A small storm system is rotating through the area this morning while the weekend’s nor’easter is situated to the north over Canada.

Scattered showers will stick around the Finger Lakes throughout the day as moisture and energy from the pair of low pressures meander through.

None of the rain should be overly heavy, but I do not expect any sunshine today. A few lake effect showers and flurries will develop overnight, especially for the northern and eastern Finger Lakes.

High temperatures today should reach the mid 40s for most areas. A few higher elevations will stick in the low 40s. Overnight temperatures will then drop back into the low and mid 30s.

It will also be breezy today with gusts around 30 mph from the west-northwest

An area of high pressure will move in for Tuesday, causing the lake effect to dissipate during the morning.

Skies should be sunny for a time, especially from the late morning into the early afternoon. Clouds will thicken again later in the afternoon.

High temperatures Tuesday will be near 50 degrees.

Very Rainy Second Half to the Week

A few scattered rain showers will move into the Finger Lakes once again as early as Tuesday night. The chance for a couple of drips of rain will continue into Wednesday morning.

Rain showers will become more widespread for a period Wednesday afternoon or evening as a stalled out frontal boundary sets up over the region.

Temperatures Wednesday should push well into the 50s, however, and a few places could see 60 degrees. Trick-or-treating Wednesday evening should remain mild, with low 50s holding through the evening.

Low pressure will develop along the southern part of the frontal boundary over the Gulf States and track north. Precipitation will spread along the front out ahead of the low.

This could make for a very soggy Thursday and Friday with a steady stream of moisture feeding into the Finger Lakes. As the low passes through on Friday, some heavier downpours or thunderstorms could even be possible.

Temperatures late this week will depend on the exact location of the front. I expect a sharp gradient in temperatures, with 60s to the east of the front and 40s to the west. It is possible that our region bounces back and forth between these two air masses.

The weekend looks quieter at this point with just some scattered showers. Temperatures should be near normal in the upper 40s or low 50s.

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Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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 and also run a goat milk soap business, Ye Olde Goat Cart. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.

2 Responses

  1. Ted
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    I like change you made today, nor forcing me to go to web site to read your forecast,

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      I didn’t make any changes today, Ted, so if something was different, it wasn’t intentional. It is vitally important that people *do* go to my website to read the forecast, as that is the only way advertisers will be attracted to support FLXweather. Without that funding, this website wouldn’t exist.