Warm air pushing back quickly

finger lakes weather forecast tuesday april 16 2019 sun clouds rain warmer warm front
After a cool, sunny start, Tuesday will warm into the low 50s with scattered showers arriving this afternoon. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

A few showers late

Clear skies and light winds overnight have led to temperatures in the low 30s this morning.

Warm air is pushing back north into the Upper Great Lakes as high pressure works across the Mid-Atlantic.

This push of warmer air is accompanied by clouds and showers across Michigan this morning. Some of those will arrive later today.

Before they do, though, sunshine will be likely through the morning.

Winds will be from the west-northwest but can be traced back to the Ohio Valley. Therefore, they will not be an overly cold wind unlike yesterday. Top gusts will be between 25-30 mph.

Temperatures will rise into the low 50s before clouds thicken and showers arrive after 3 pm. On and off light rain will fall through the late afternoon and for much of the evening.

The steadiest rain will fall in a line from about Buffalo to Elmira.

Wednesday will start with a few clouds. Temperatures will again be in the low to mid 30s at first but should get a nice boost thanks to increasingly sunny skies and the arrival of warmer air aloft.

Look for afternoon highs Wednesday to reach the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

More active weather to end the week

A warm front will lift north through the Finger Lakes Wednesday night. Another round of showers will accompany the front.

Blustery south winds will set up behind the front. Gusts over 40 mph will be possible Thursday, especially over higher elevations.

Skies will be a mix of sun and clouds. A few isolated afternoon showers may try to pop up.

Temperatures will start Thursday in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs could reach 70 degrees in the I-390 Corridor with mid 60s across most of the Finger Lakes and low 60s in Central New York. These temperatures may need some adjusting depend on the progress of the front.

Strong winds will continue into Friday, as will the warm temperatures. Look for highs Friday in the upper 60s and low 70s.

A cold front will move through late in the day with rain and possibly some thunderstorms. It is too early to tell how strong those storms could be, but it is something to watch closely over the coming days.

Low pressure will hang around the region into the weekend, keeping some scattered showers possible on both Saturday and Easter Sunday. Temperatures Saturday are highly uncertain, but Sunday should be somewhere in the vicinity of the upper 50s or low 60s.

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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.