Sunshine continues as heat starts to build

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Temperatures will start to increase today under mostly sunny skies. By Wednesday, it will be hot, humid, and possibly stormy. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Heat Peaks Wednesday

A large area of high pressure will spend today redeveloping from its position over the Great Lakes to a new location off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

This will cause a rapid change in our temperatures over the next several days.

For today, winds will remain gently out of the northwest, keeping temperatures in check. Look for highs to reach the 70-75 degree range.

The only clouds in the area today will be the occasional patch of thin clouds. Otherwise, the high pressure will keep skies clear.

Temperatures tonight will mostly stick in the 50s as winds go calm, then pick up again from the south. These south winds will push temperatures upward tomorrow with another day of start-to-finish sunshine.

Most areas should see the mid and upper 80s on Tuesday. A few places along I-90 could flirt with 90 degrees. The air will still be rather dry, though, so humidity should not be very noticeable.

The humidity will increase Tuesday night and into Wednesday as a very soupy and hot airmass builds in. Temperatures Wednesday should be in the 90-95 degree range. With dewpoints above 65 degrees, it will feel rather oppressive.

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Cold Front Reset

Gusty south winds will develop on Wednesday and a cold front will approach late in the day. Some pop-up showers and storms will be possible in the afternoon ahead of the front and could prevent temperatures from reaching their full potential.

With all the heat, humidity, and wind in the atmosphere, the potential for severe storms will need to be watched as well.

The front itself should move through late Wednesday night. Any rain or storms with the front should move out of the area before sunrise Thursday.

The rest of Thursday will be spent with increasing sunshine and blustery southwest winds. These southwest winds will contain seasonable air, with highs in the upper 70s. Dewpoints will plummet as very dry air builds in.

Friday will have a mix of sun and clouds with winds gradually turning to the west, then northwest. Temperatures should still be in the low and mid 70s.

Another cool weekend awaits, however, with increasing clouds and a few showers possible. Highs Saturday and Sunday should stick to the 60s.

Temperatures won’t stay down for long, though, with another warm up expected throughout next week.

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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.