Staying dry this week as temperatures steadily climb

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Continued dry conditions and increasing temperatures will define the weather this week. [Photo by Christianne White]

Heating Up

There are only two things to watch for in the weather this week: continued dry weather and a steady increase in temperatures.

High pressure remains parked overhead and will only slowly slide to the southeast this week. With its dominating presence, clouds, let alone any rain, will be scarce.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday all look to be mostly sunny. Any clouds will likely be some thin cirrus wisps high in the atmosphere.

With the clear skies, nights will continue to be cool, but not as cold as over the weekend. Daytime highs, too, will steadily increase over the next few days.

High temperatures this afternoon will be around 70 degrees with overnight lows falling back into the upper 40s and low 50s. Tuesday will add a couple degrees, with mid 70s for highs and low and mid 50s overnight.

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By Wednesday, most areas should be into the 80s, but nighttime temperatures will still fall back into the 50s.

The end of the week will turn hot and increasingly humid. Thursday will be the first chance for seeing a couple places reach 90 degrees, though most areas will be in the mid 80s. Friday will push into the upper 80s, while both Saturday and Sunday look to have highs near or above 90 degrees.

Winds throughout the week will be light and variable. Top gusts for the entire week will only be 15-25 mph.

With the increase in humidity will come a very small chance for a few scattered showers or storms. These will not help with the overall rain deficit though.

A better chance for rain will come Sunday into early next week. Again, though, this rain will likely be in the form of thunderstorms, so some areas may end up unlucky and remain mostly dry.

More on this potential as we go through the week.

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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 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.