Monday the nicest day of the week after morning fog

finger lakes weather forecast monday may 6 2019 morning fog sunshine warm
Morning fog will burn off, leaving a sunny and warm Monday that should be the nicest day of the week. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Sunny and Warm

The new week is starting off with areas of fog in the wake of the weekend rain.

Some of the fog is locally dense, so be sure to use headlights this morning and reduce speed as necessary.

The fog will burn off through the early and mid-morning hours. By lunchtime, the Finger Lakes should be bathed in sunshine.

Temperatures are comfortable to start this morning thanks to the clouds and fog. Most areas are in the upper 40s or low 50s. As the sun comes out, temperatures will warm into the 60s by noon and to near 70 degrees for a high.

A large area of high pressure will be in control of our weather, so winds will remain light. Top gusts today will be between 10-20 mph. These winds will generally be from the west or northwest, but the direction will be variable.

Some clouds will start to move in this evening and winds will turn to the south. This will keep temperatures around 50 degrees or the upper 40s overnight.

Cooling Down

Tuesday will be back to clouds and rain as a cold front drops southeast across the region.

Rain showers will start to show up between midnight and dawn and will continue throughout the morning and early afternoon. A small area of steadier rain will be possible along the cold front during the early afternoon.

A little sun may work out late in the afternoon behind the cold front, which could help temperatures reach the upper 50s to near 60 degrees for a high.

A few areas of fog may be possible early Wednesday as a new high pressure system slides in from the northwest. Morning temperatures could slip into the upper 30s.

The rest of Wednesday will be partly cloudy with a steady but not overly strong breeze from the north. This will keep temperatures down with highs generally in the mid 50s.

Late Week Weather System

A stronger weather system will impact the Finger Lakes Thursday into Friday.

Rain should arrive Thursday morning and will continue throughout the day. The heaviest rain will be along and north of a warm front. How far into the Finger Lakes the front lifts will determine where the heaviest rain falls.

The front’s position will also have a large impact on the temperatures Thursday. If it remains cloudy and rainy with the front to the south, expect highs in the 50s or even 40s. If the front makes more progress and the rain ends, 60s will be possible.

Winds will become blustery but not too strong with gusts in the 30-35 mph range from the south.

Rain will continue Thursday night before tapering off Friday morning. If the sun comes out early Friday, highs could jump well into the 70s. The trade off for that would be a chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. This remains a highly uncertain set up.

Friday will likely be blustery as well with gusts over 30 mph, again from the south.

Behind this system, the weather for the weekend looks quiet but cool with highs returning to the upper 50s.


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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.

2 Responses

  1. Deborah Barr Stevens

    Drew- What is going on with our weather? This constant cool and cloudy and rainy is making me SAD.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Just Spring being Spring…early April spoiled us a bit!