Cold front brings rain to the Finger Lakes Monday

finger lakes weather forecast monday september 23 2019 cold front rain thunderstorms lake effect showers
A cold front will bring a couple chances for rain on Monday and a much cooler day on Tuesday. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Sunny, Dry Weather Ends

A cold front will march through the Finger Lakes today with a few rounds of rain showers, perhaps a couple thunderstorms, and a shot of cooler air for Tuesday.

Radar early this morning shows an area of light rain showers moving into Western New York. These showers are well ahead of the cold front. On and off rain should thus be expected this morning before the showers move east around midday.

A few breaks of sun may work out during the early and mid afternoon with just a stray shower here and there.

After about 3 PM, the front itself will move into the region. New showers and a few thunderstorms will pop up along the front. Any thunderstorms will be capable of some heavier downpours and gusty winds, along with occasional lightning.

These showers and storms should push east by sunset, though a few more stray showers will continue into the overnight.

Much cooler air will flow into the region on northwest winds overnight and into Tuesday. The air should be cool enough for some lake effect rain showers southeast of Lake Ontario Tuesday morning and possibly even into the afternoon.

The rest of the region should be mostly cloudy on Tuesday, though some late day sun may poke out as the clouds break up.

High temperatures on Tuesday will be in the mid 60s. Winds will gust between 25-30 mph.

Not Done with the Warmth

The cool air that will move in Tuesday will not stick around.

By Wednesday, winds will swing back around to the south and dry, sunny weather will return. Temperatures will jump back into the mid and upper 70s.

A new front will bring some rain showers in on Thursday. The best chance for rain looks to be during the morning hours, though the details will still need to be worked out over the coming days.

This front will not be as strong, with temperatures behind the front Friday still in the 70s. Friday should have a mix of sun and clouds.

Saturday looks quite warm as highs push back towards 80 degrees. Temperatures will continue to be mild, if not hot, into the first few days of October.

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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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 three young boys and also run a goat milk soap business, Ye Olde Goat Cart. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.

6 Responses

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    Dewi Rainey
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    Your forecasts are very helpful for local grape growers and wineries who are preparing to harvest. Thanks for what you do.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      I am so glad to hear that, Dewi! My graduate research at Cornell was on the temperature variations in the Finger Lakes that make viticulture thrive here…so it is awesome to hear this feedback 🙂

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    Ted Schiele
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    Drew, are you still accepting photo submissions?

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      Yes, always!

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    John Gregoire
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    Any drought maps yet? We are so very dry here.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      Nope. Everything I see still shows the region in fine shape despite the recent dryness.