Week starts sunny and cool, ends mild and unsettled

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After some early morning clouds, sunny times are ahead for most of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Another Chilly Shot

A subtle but strong cold front moved through the Finger Lakes Sunday night.

Cold, but dry air is moving south on a north wind behind this front and will lead to a chilly start to the week.

Temperatures this morning are mostly in the upper 20s across the region. Clouds behind the front are departing and will be replaced with sunny skies from north to south this morning.

The sunshine will help offset some coolness of the incoming airmass with highs this afternoon in the mid and upper 30s.

Winds will remain gentle with top gusts only around 20 mph.

The wind will not dissipate tonight, but skies will remain clear. Temperatures should drop into the low 20s with a few upper teens across the Southern Tier and into Central New York.

Tuesday will be very similar to today.

Skies will remain almost perfectly clear throughout the day. Winds from the north will gust between 20-25 mph.

Temperatures will reach the mid and upper 30s once more. Our temperatures should be in the mid 40s at this time of the year.

Tuesday night will be almost exactly like Monday night with most areas at or just above 20 degrees with a few teens showing up.

Turning Warmer

Winds will swing around to the south on Wednesday and temperatures will respond quickly.

Aided by another sunny day, high temperatures should push into the low 50s.

Some cloud cover will finally work in after midnight Wednesday night. The clouds will help hold temperatures near or above 30 degrees.

Scattered showers will work in on Thursday, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.

High temperatures Thursday should reach the mid 50s.

The weather becomes more interesting Friday into Saturday as a strong front sets up from west to east somewhere in our vicinity. To the north of this front, temperatures will be stuck in the low and mid 40s. To the south, 50s and 60s are likely.

As things currently stand, the front may be to our south on Friday, only to lift north for Saturday. Precipitation will be possible both days, but if the front lifts north, the warm air would be accompanied by a period of dry weather as well.

Temperatures will probably cool for Sunday and early next week as the front gets swept away by a low pressure system, but early projections keep highs in the 40s.

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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.

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  1. Michael Nash

    Hi, Drew. I am confused as to whether I am a contributor to your blog and website. If I am, great! If not, I will immediately sign on. But it would be helpful if I can clarify my status. Any help you can provide is appreciated. Thanks much for your help and services.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Hi Michael!

      It looks like you signed up for monthly donations during last year’s drive (April 2018)…but something never finalized and the subscription was marked as pending. For whatever reason, it seems to have activated on March 15. So it appears that yes, you are currently contributing…which I greatly appreciate! 🙂

      • Michael Nash

        Terrific!! I really like the blog and it needs to be funded.

        • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

          Thank you! If you have any other questions about the specifics of your donations, let me know!