How long will the sunny, warm weather last?

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Sunny and warm conditions will persist in the Finger Lakes until a mid-week front moves through. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Warm Weather Pattern Persists

The weather for the next two days will follow the same pattern as high pressure continues to dominate the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Today will be filled with sunshine with few to no clouds once again. Winds will be from the south with a little more speed than over the weekend, but still only near or just below 5 mph.

Temperatures will again be very warm, despite a cool start in some areas. Look for highs throughout the region to be near or slightly above 70 degrees.

The wind should pick up a little this evening with speeds approaching 10 mph. These south winds will help temperatures stay warmer tonight, despite a continued absence of cloud cover.

Overnight low temperatures should stick in the 50s, with a few pockets of upper 40s in the Southern Tier and Cortland County. Some fog may also develop in the fog-prone areas of the Southern Tier and southern Central New York.

Tuesday will be more of the same, with ample sunshine and just a few thin clouds from time to time. South winds will blow at 5-10 mph and temperatures will top out around 70 degrees.

Tuesday night, the wind will increase further, blowing at 10-15 mph with gusts around 25 mph. Temperatures will stick to the upper 50s in the southern half of the region and low 60s in the northern half.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast monday november 9 2020
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Rain, then Cooler

Clouds will start to increase just before dawn on Wednesday as a cold front approaches, bringing an end to the sunny, warm stretch.

Ahead of this front, a band of showers and possibly some thunderstorms will move through the region. The chances for storms may depend on the time the front arrives.

The rain should be progressive, only lasting for part of the day. Most areas will probably see around a quarter-inch of rain, but locally heavier amounts are possible, especially if any thunderstorms develop.

Temperatures Wednesday should stick in the 60s before falling through the 50s and into the low 40s Wednesday night.

Winds will turn to the northwest, but will not be strong, with gusts under 20 mph Wednesday night and Thursday.

Clouds will take their time moving out on Thursday, but no precipitation will fall. High temperatures will only be in the upper 40s. With clear skies by nighttime, expect overnight temperatures to drop well into the 30s.

Friday looks sunny with temperatures pushing their way back into the low and mid 50s. A subtle front Friday night will lead to a few clouds and perhaps a spit of rain.

Behind this front, Saturday will be cooler yet. Morning temperatures Saturday will range from the upper 20s to mid 30s with daytime highs in the mid 40s.

Another system will roll in for Sunday with rain. Temperatures will depend on how this system evolves. Cool weather will entrench itself into the region for 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. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.