Temperatures back on the upswing

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Temperatures will finally rise out of the 30s today with another day full of sunshine. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Great Day Wednesday

High pressure has delivered sunny, but chilly days to the Finger Lakes this week.

This morning, the high will pass to our east, resulting in a turn in our wind direction to the south.

These winds will be light but will have a big impact on our temperatures.

Even though temperatures this morning are starting in the upper teens and low 20s, many areas will at least get close to 50 degrees this afternoon.

Temperatures have the best shot at getting over 50 degrees in the Genesee Valley and the least chance in Central New York.

Skies will remain sunny throughout the day. A few passing thin cirrus clouds will drift through this morning. Clouds will then increase this evening.

Winds will pick up tonight with gusts approaching 30 mph over higher elevations. The wind and increase in cloud cover will keep temperatures in the low and mid 30s for most of the Finger Lakes.

Unsettled to Close Out March

Some filtered sunshine may be possible early Thursday, but clouds will thicken into an overcast during the morning.

A few showers will move in for the afternoon and evening as low pressure over Canada drags a front into the region.

High temperatures on Thursday will still rise into the mid and upper 50s on the strength of the south wind. That wind will gust over 30 mph throughout the day.

Showers will increase overnight and into Friday morning as the front sags south. By the afternoon, the front will stall out from west to east over Pennsylvania. A few more showers will be possible, ending from north to south.

With the front to the south, plenty of cloud cover, and light winds, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s on Friday. A few parts of the Southern Tier may remain close enough to the front to sneak into the low 50s.

A new area of low pressure will ride along the front, lifting it north on Saturday. Warm air will flood back into the region, though cloud cover and showers may prevent it from getting as warm as it could. Still, highs have a good shot at breaking 60 degrees Saturday afternoon.

Precipitation will slowly move from west to east Saturday night into Sunday morning as the low moves to the north and cold air presses back into the Finger Lakes. Rain should turn to snow before the precipitation ends with some minor accumulations possible.

Precipitation should end Sunday morning, leaving a chilly, blustery day in its wake. Highs will again be in the 30s for Sunday and Monday before Spring makes another push back for the middle of next week.

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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.