Mild temperatures precede rain and wind

finger lakes weather forecast tuesday november 26 2019 sunny mild wind rain thanksgiving
Tuesday will likely go down as the warmest day of November a highs push into the 50s under sunny skies. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Nice Pre-Thanksgiving Weather

The Finger Lakes are set up for a sunny, mild day on Tuesday.

A small area of low pressure north of the Upper Great Lakes will track northeast, having no direct impact on our region. Indirectly though, the winds around the low will be from the south and southwest today.

With plenty of sunshine as well, temperatures will likely reach their highest levels for the entire month today.

Northern areas are starting out well into the 40s while some of the typically colder valley locations across the Southern Tier are as cold as 30 degrees.

The temperatures will become more uniform this afternoon with mid 50s for most with a few higher elevations staying in the low 50s.

Winds will become more westerly this afternoon and calm this evening before turning to the south and southeast overnight. Clouds will gradually increase overnight, but no precipitation is expected.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees for much of the area.

Clouds will continue to thicken Wednesday morning and wind speeds will increase. The strongest gusts will be during the midday and early afternoon hours, with 35-45 mph gusts.

Rain showers will also move in during this time. The rain will be on and off and generally should not be too heavy. Temperatures will top out in the low 50s.

Turning Colder

Late Wednesday afternoon, a cold front will move through the area. Temperatures overnight will drop into the mid and upper 30s. With showers continuing, some snow will mix in, especially over higher elevations.

Rain and snow showers will continue into Thursday morning but should end for the afternoon. A very light accumulation of snow may be possible over some of the higher elevations. Clouds should remain thick throughout the day.

Thursday will still be breezy with northwest winds. Top gusts will be between 25-35 mph with stronger gusts becoming gradually less likely as the day goes on.

Friday morning will be cloudy and chilly, but no snow is expected. Low temperatures will range from the low 20s in the higher elevations to the upper 20s close to the lakes.

A little sunshine may eventually work its way out Friday before some new clouds press in from the southwest. High temperatures will be around 30 degrees.

Saturday looks dry but cloudy with highs in the low 30s.

Sloppy weather continues to look possible on Sunday as the next weather system moves in. Ice and snow will be possible, but the details remain uncertain at this point. Continue to monitor the forecast, especially if you have travel plans for this weekend.

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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.

3 Responses

  1. Jim Kennedy

    Oddly quiet, streetlights project cones of white light towards the street revealing quite a bit of moisture in otherwise still night with relative warmth, here in the city of Geneva.

  2. John Gregoire

    Get local forecast link on email is broken this morning. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Happy Thanksgiving, John!

      What did the link do when you tried it? I tested my copy and it worked alright.