Cloudy, quiet Tuesday; Remainder of the week unsettled

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Tuesday will be cloudy and a bit cool, but dry. Warmer, wetter weather is on the way for the rest of the week. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Active Weather Begins Overnight

Tuesday will be a quiet day across the Finger Lakes with no precipitation, little sunshine, and slightly below normal temperatures.

Thick clouds are overhead this morning with a few areas of fog and drizzle, especially across the Southern Tier.  This fog and drizzle should slowly dissipate through the morning hours.

Skies should remain cloudy though. A few brief glimpses of sun may poke out late in the day, especially near Lake Ontario.

Temperatures will need to overcome the lack of sunshine and a northerly breeze today. Most areas are starting in the low or mid 40s. Highs should rise about ten degrees with most areas in the mid 50s. With the north wind, the shore of Lake Ontario will be cooler.

Overnight temperatures will drop back into the low 40s. After midnight, the chances for showers will increase. The best chance for rain will be near and shortly after dawn. A couple thunderstorms will be possible with this rain.

Most of the rain should lift north of the Finger Lakes by noon Wednesday as a warm front pushes north. Clouds will remain in place through the afternoon with another chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day. Whether these arrive before or after sunset is still uncertain.

Temperatures Wednesday will be warmest in the west where warm air arrives quickest. Highs between Buffalo and Rochester should approach 70 degrees. The I-81 corridor, meanwhile, may struggle to get to 60 degrees.

Week Ends Warm

Some additional rain may be possible early Thursday, but most of the precipitation should move south during the morning. A stray afternoon or evening shower cannot be completely ruled out.

Temperatures will be very warm on Thursday. Highs should push well into the low and mid 70s. Overnight lows Thursday night will only drop into the mid and upper 50s.

That will get us off and running for Friday with highs again in the 70s. The chances for rain and thunderstorms will increase as a cold front moves through. However, the entire day does not seem to be a washout, nor is severe weather expected.

A few more showers will be possible on Saturday, but Sunday looks sunny and dry. Temperatures Saturday will be a touch cool with highs in the upper 50s. Sunday will rebound with mid and upper 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.