Sunshine here to stay as temperatures warm

finger lakes weather forecast wednesday november 4 2020 sunny high pressure warming trend
High pressure to our southeast will keep the Finger Lakes sunny and mild for an extended period of time. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

New Pattern Begins

A large area of high pressure extends from coastal New England into the Southeastern United States.

Over the next week, this high will shift and evolve, but will retain a firm grip on our weather pattern.

The result will be little day-to-day variability and quiet weather conditions.

Skies today will be clear throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening hours. South winds on the backside of the high will blow at 7-12 mph today, importing the start of the warmer air.

Most areas should be into the low and mid 60s today, though a few higher elevations may end up just shy of 60 degrees. Temperatures tonight will drop into the 50s and 40s, but with the south wind continuing, no 30s are expected.

Thin clouds will move in for Thursday, filtering some of the sunshine. Nonetheless, mid 60s will be widespread with higher elevations in the low 60s.

By Friday, the wind will be more southwesterly and the thin clouds will depart. Most of the region should reach the mid 60s with just a few lingering pockets of low 60s.

Wind speeds will drop this weekend and will be calm at times. What breeze there is will retain its southerly direction, though.

Another batch of thin clouds will pass through on Saturday, while Sunday looks mostly clear. Both days should have highs in the mid and upper 60s.

Morning lows all throughout the rest of this week and the weekend will generally be in the 40s.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast Wednesday november 4 2020
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Next Week’s Weather

It is highly likely that next week will start off where this week and the weekend left off.

Both Monday and Tuesday look sunny, dry, and warm. A few clouds will be possible here and there both days, but should do little to block the sun.

Winds will increase from the south on Monday and southwest on Tuesday. Wind speeds should stay near or under 10 mph, though.

These will be the two warmest days of this stretch with many areas near or just above 70 degrees, especially on Tuesday.

A cold front is expected on Wednesday, bringing showers into the region and shifting the pattern once again.

Temperatures behind the front look to stay around 50 degrees for the remainder of next week.

Additional chances for rain will also be possible, especially toward next weekend, but that remains too far out to be too sure of.

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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.