Mild weather works back into the Finger Lakes this week

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Temperatures will remain in the 60s for Monday, but winds will turn overnight and much warmer air will quickly move in. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Warming Trend

After a cool weekend across the Finger Lakes, milder weather will work back into the region for much of this week.

This push of warmer air will come on the backside of a high pressure system that is centered just to our north over eastern Canada. This high will keep our weather quiet today but winds will not yet be favorable for warm temperatures.

Most areas are starting off in the upper 40s or low 50s. Some areas of clouds and fog dot the region. The fog should burn off by mid-morning, but clouds will continue. As temperatures warm, more clouds will bubble up and skies may become rather cloudy this afternoon.

Winds will be light with a northerly direction, helping keep temperatures down for one more day. Look for highs in the mid and upper 60s this afternoon.

Tonight, winds will swing around to the south as the high pushes further east. With at least partial clearing this evening, temperatures should drop back into the upper 40s and low 50s again before holding steady through the overnight.

The wind will increase Tuesday morning, sending warm air into the region. Sunshine may be filtered by some high clouds in the atmosphere, but Tuesday should have more sunshine than Monday. The sun and south winds will propel temperatures to near 80 degrees.

Wednesday will also have highs approaching 80 degrees after morning temperatures start close to 70. Expect some rain showers and maybe a thunderstorm during the morning hours as a front slides through.

Clouds and showers will be possible on Thursday as a second weather feature moves into the region. If it is a gray, dreary day from start to finish, temperatures will likely get stuck in the 60s. However, it could be a bit warmer if the rain is less or some sun works out.

Temperatures should bounce back for Friday and the weekend. Currently, highs are expected to settle in the 70s. Expect sunshine Friday and much of Saturday. A couple showers could pop up late Saturday. Sunday should also be dry.

Warm, dry conditions are expected to continue for much of the rest of September, though there will likely be cool, dreary days like Thursday intermixed within the warm pattern.

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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.