A few showers Monday, Tuesday, then cooler

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After a few showers this morning, the afternoon will be mostly dry with a break of sun or two. Highs will continue to be well above normal. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Mild and Unsettled

A pair of low pressure systems will bring a few scattered showers to the Finger Lakes over the next couple days, eventually followed by our next shot of cooler air.

The first low pressure system is located over Lake Huron this morning and will track east into northern New York today.

Most of the precipitation associated with this system moved through overnight, but a few more scattered showers will be likely this morning.

None of the rain should be overly heavy and the chances for precipitation will drop during the midday and afternoon hours. A few peaks of sun may even try to work in at times this afternoon.

West winds will be blustery, gusting between 35-45 mph most of the day.

Temperatures will remain warm, however. Look for highs today to reach the mid and upper 60s once again.

The chances for rain will increase toward the late morning and early afternoon hours on Tuesday, and again during the evening. These showers will be in response to a couple of cold fronts moving through as the second low passes by.

Before the colder air begins to arrive, high temperatures Tuesday should reach the upper 50s and low 60s. Afternoon temperatures will fall into the 40s and 50s with a second push into the 30s during the evening.

Tuesday’s winds will again be from the west with gusts of 35-45 mph.

Up and Down Pattern Persists

By Wednesday morning, temperatures will be in the low 30s. A few lake effect flurries may develop on a northwest wind with little to no accumulation.

Winds Wednesday will be much lighter with top gusts of 20-25 mph.

High temperatures Wednesday will be in the low 40s with a mix of clouds and some sunshine.

A front will slowly push north Thursday into Friday. There does not seem to be a lot of precipitation expected with this front, but a sharp cut off between cool and warm air seems possible.

On Thursday, we will likely be on the cool side, with another day of highs in the low 40s. On Friday, warmer temperatures into the 60s will be possible.

A cold front will move through later Friday or Saturday, returning temperatures to more normal mid-April values in the 50s.

This type of pattern is very typical for early Spring and will likely continue to at least some extent through April.

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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.