Showery Tuesday ahead of late day cold front

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A cold front will move through the Finger Lakes late today with rain preceding the front. Wednesday will be cooler, but not too cold. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Cold Front Moves Through

Low pressure over the Great Lakes will track northeast today, slowly pushing a cold front east towards and eventually through the Finger Lakes.

Out ahead of this front, rain has already been falling in the Finger Lakes this morning. Additional showers are likely through the mid-morning before the rain becomes less common for the midday hours.

Additional rain is then likely in the afternoon as the cold front draws closer. The rain will come to an end between 5-8 PM from west to east.

Temperatures are in the 50s to start this morning and will remain as such throughout the day. The warmest temperatures will be during the midday lull in the rain. As new rain works in this afternoon, temperatures will retreat a couple degrees.

A bigger drop off in temperature will accompany the cold front this evening. Temperatures will fall back into the 30s after sunset with widespread 20s Wednesday morning. With the precipitation ending before the front passes through, no snow or ice are expected with the cool-down.

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Early Spring Seesaw

Behind the front, temperatures will be cooler, but not too cold, for Wednesday. Afternoon highs should reach at least 40 degrees for most areas, with a few warmer locations pushing closer to 45 degrees.

Skies will be a mix of cloudy periods and some sunshine. No rain or snow is expected, and winds will be light.

Thursday will have some morning sunshine before afternoon clouds work in. South-southeast winds will bring some warmer air back in. Look for afternoon highs to push back into the 50s. Higher elevations will be in the low 50s, while mid-50s will be widespread along the I-90 corridor.

Rain moves in Thursday night and will continue into early Friday afternoon. Gusty winds will accompany the rain, starting from the south, but turning to the west around midday Friday. Temperatures will top out well into the 50s Friday morning before a slow afternoon retreat.

Another cool shot will slide through this weekend. Saturday will manage highs near 40, but Sunday will be stuck in the low to mid 30s. High pressure will be in control, so skies should be more sunny than cloudy and no snow is expected.

The early Spring seesaw then bounces back the other way with 40s Monday and temperatures at least in the 50s the remainder of next week.

Rain next week looks most likely in the middle of the week, and then towards the early part of the weekend.

No change in the overall pattern is expected beyond next week with above normal temperatures predicted through the end of March and beyond.

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 four 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.