Warming trend slow but steady

finger lakes weather forecast wednesday may 12 2021 sun clouds warming trend
Temperatures will increase slightly today, and each day hereafter until they level off in the 70s next week. Dry conditions will accompany this warming trend. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Wednesday Weather

A steady increase in temperatures is expected across the Finger Lakes for the remainder of this week and through the weekend.

Aiding this trend will be a large, dominating high pressure system that will also keep our weather quiet and mostly dry.

Like yesterday, this high is off to our west today. Low pressure still remains to the northeast but has pushed a bit further to the east and is now off the coast of northern New England.

With the low pulling away, temperatures aloft are not quite as chilly as they were yesterday. That difference will translate to the surface as well, resulting in warmer temperatures despite a very similar setup to yesterday.

Northwest winds will continue to be a bit blustery, with gusts topping out just shy of 30 mph this afternoon. Nonetheless, afternoon highs will range from near 60 along I-90 to the mid 50s in the higher elevations.

No precipitation is expected today, despite an increase in fair weather clouds later this morning and through the afternoon.

Skies will turn mostly clear tonight, and winds will start to shift to a more westerly direction. Overnight temperatures will range from the upper 30s in the north and near lakeshores to the mid 30s across the south. A few pockets of low 30s will also be possible.

Patchy frost is expected in the colder areas, and the National Weather Service has issued Frost Advisories for roughly the southern half of the region.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast wednesday may 12 2021
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Temperatures on the Rise

The day-to-day weather conditions will change little for the rest of the week and the weekend, with the biggest change being a slow but steady increase in temperatures.

Thursday will see highs mostly near or above 60 degrees. A few higher elevations may stick to the upper 50s. Mid 60s will be hard to come by, but a few areas near I-90 may manage to get that warm.

It will be another day of sunshine mixed with fair weather clouds. No precipitation is expected.

Friday and Saturday have at least a small chance for an isolated shower. Most areas will not see any precipitation, though.

Temperatures will push into the mid 60s on Friday. Saturday will be similar, but with a few upper 60s showing up in the northern portions of the region.

More upper 60s will develop on Sunday with skies continuing to be a mix of sun and clouds but with little to no precipitation.

By Monday, 70s will start to show up in the north with upper 60s to the south.

There may be a better chance for rain come Tuesday, but even that is uncertain at best at this point in time. More areas will reach into the 70s by Tuesday, and the entire region should be above 70 by Wednesday.

The warmer weather appears to be here to stay, with highs expected to be at or above 70 through next weekend and the following week.

After tonight, frost is not expected to be an issue for the foreseeable future, with overnight lows mimicking the slow upward trend of the highs as they push through the 40s next week.

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finger lakes weather 7-day forecast wednesday may 12 2021
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.

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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.

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