Sunny and mild Monday but cooler tomorrow

finger lakes weather forecast monday december 23 2019 christmas forecast
Quiet weather will continue most of the week with the best chance for light precipitation coming Thursday night and Friday. Here are the details on temperatures and cloud cover for the coming days. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Tranquil Weather Continues

After a quiet weekend, our weather will stay calm for much of this week.

Today will be the warmest day of the week, and for some, the warmest day of December.

Temperatures are climbing through the 30s and 40s this morning under bright, sun-filled skies. A light southwest breeze is also helping temperatures along.

There should be little change throughout the day with lots of sunshine and light winds. High temperatures will range from the mid 40s in some higher elevations to the low 50s through the typically warmer areas.

Some clouds will work in this evening along a wind shift. Clouds will remain overnight and a stray flurry or bit of drizzle cannot be totally ruled out.

By Tuesday morning, winds will be from the north. Temperatures will start the day in the 20s and rise to the low and mid 30s in the afternoon. Some sunshine will mix in with the clouds at times.

A mix of sun and clouds is also expected for Wednesday, Christmas Day. However, no precipitation is expected.

Temperatures on Christmas morning will start in the 20s with a few teens in Central New York. South winds will return, however, pushing temperatures back into the 40s for Christmas afternoon.

Thursday also looks quiet until a small weather system pushes in for the evening. Most of what falls from this should be rain, but some ice may be possible in portions of Central New York. This will turn to rain showers Friday morning. Precipitation amounts will be light.

Quiet weather is expected for the upcoming weekend as well, with temperatures remaining near or above normal.

Due to the Christmas holiday and the very quiet weather, I will not have blog post on Tuesday or Wednesday. I will be sure to write a blog post Thursday morning, though. I will continue to update the zip-code forecasts so you can get the weather for your town at any time through the Holiday.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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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. Sara Benson

    Enjoy the well earned break and this beautiful weather!

  2. Sharon Warren

    Happy Holidays to you and your family! Enjoy your short break and thank you for all you do for us!