Dry weather persists as temperatures continue to rise

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High temperatures will start to climb into the 60s today as dry, sunny weather continues. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Rest of the Week’s Weather

High pressure continues to dominate the Eastern United States as it sits centered over the Great Lakes and Midwest.

This will keep our weather stuck on repeat for the next several days with the only real difference a steady climb in temperature.

Like the last couple days, sunny skies this morning will gradually fill with puffy fair weather cumulus clouds by midday. These clouds will persist through the afternoon before dissipating as the sun sets.

The chances for rain today are almost zero, but a very brief, isolated shower cannot be completely ruled out. Should any showers pop up, they would most likely do so across the higher elevations of the Southern Tier.

Afternoon highs will add a couple more degrees onto yesterday’s highs. Most areas will be at or slightly above 60 degrees. As usual, roughly the I-90 corridor will be warmest, and these areas could flirt with 65 degrees. Higher elevations, meanwhile, will probably not quite reach 60.

Today’s winds will be from the north at 5-10 mph with gusts of 20-25 mph.

Skies will clear tonight and most areas will fall into the low 40s or just below 40 degrees. A couple colder pockets in the Southern Tier may get to the mid 30s with some isolated frost resulting.

Friday will be more of the same. Clouds will mix with sunshine and only a stray, isolated shower will be possible. All areas should reach into the 60s, with most areas in the mid 60s. Friday night will have temperatures falling back into the low 40s.

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This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Weekend Weather and Beyond

This weather pattern will persist through the weekend and into next week as well.

Saturday will follow the same routine of morning sunshine mixing with midday and afternoon fair weather clouds. One or two stray showers will be possible, but most areas will be dry.

Highs Saturday will be in the mid and upper 60s. A few higher elevations, particularly in the western Southern Tier, may stick to the low 60s.

Temperatures will not move much for Sunday, with highs mostly in the mid and upper 60s again. One or two areas could reach 70 degrees, though.

Skies will be the usual mix of sun and clouds. Rain chances look even less for Sunday.

Many areas in the northern half of the Finger Lakes will reach into the low 70s on Monday, with upper 60s through the south and a few mid 60s in the higher elevations. Rain chances will remain near zero. Some thin clouds higher in the atmosphere may filter the sunshine at times as they mix with the daily fair weather clouds.

The chances for rain will come up on Tuesday, but this remains rather uncertain at this point. The system in question very well may miss most of the region.

Temperatures are a bit less certain toward the middle of next week as a result, but should stay in the 60s or 70s at least.

Generally warm, dry conditions are expected to continue through next weekend. The weather may become more active thereafter, but should remain warm.

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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.