Quiet, cool weather settles in

finger lakes weather forecast tuesday june 22 2021 cloudy cool cold front
A cloudy and cool day is ahead behind the cold front that triggered the severe weather yesterday. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Behind the Cold Front

After kicking off the week in high gear yesterday, the rest of the week is looking quiet across the Finger Lakes.

Cool air will make its presence felt for the next 24 hours thanks to northwest winds behind the cold front that triggered yesterday’s storms.

This front is draped across eastern New York this morning, and a batch of rain is lifting north-northeastward behind the front. A few of these showers will clip the southeastern Finger Lakes early this morning. The best chance for rain will be in Chemung and Tioga counties, though Tompkins and Cortland counties may see a couple stray showers as well.

Elsewhere, thick clouds will stay put this morning and a stray shower or bit of drizzle cannot be ruled out.

This afternoon, the chances for rain and drizzle will decrease and the sun will start to peak out between clouds. It will not be as windy as yesterday, with 5-10 mph winds and gusts of 20-25 mph.

Between the clouds and the winds, temperatures will struggle to rise much today. Most areas should end up with a couple degrees on either side of 60.

Skies will continue to clear tonight, allowing temperatures to fall into the 40s. Some typically colder areas in the Southern Tier and southern Central New York could reach the low 40s. Areas near the lakes, meanwhile, will be in the upper 40s or close to 50.

Wednesday will start off sunny, but puffy cumulus clouds will quickly develop during the morning and become rather thick. Mostly cloudy skies will persist from the late morning through most of the afternoon. Late in the afternoon, the clouds will dissipate as the daytime heating is lost, and skies will end up mostly clear once again.

Temperatures will be warmer on Wednesday as winds become westerly and southwesterly. Look for afternoon highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast tuesday june 22 2021
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Late Week and Weekend Weather

Thursday looks to be mostly sunny with few fair-weather clouds popping up during the late morning and afternoon. Winds will be steadily from the south at 10-15 mph with a few gusts reaching 30 mph.

This will propel temperatures up further with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Humidity will remain lacking, though, with dewpoints sticking to the upper 40s.

Friday will follow suit, with plenty of sunshine until some thin clouds build in during the late afternoon. South winds will continue with similar speeds as on Thursday.

Everyone should get into the 80s on Friday, with low 80s in higher elevations, mid 80s for most, and possibly a stripe of 90 degree temperatures around Rochester and into Wayne county.

A front will stall out to our west on Saturday. Clouds will increase, but so too will the south wind. Wind speeds will be near 15 mph with gusts of 30-40 mph. This will bump temperatures up another degree or two, with more upper 80s and low 90s than anything else. Dewpoints will also rise and should break into the low and mid 60s.

A stray shower or storm cannot be totally ruled out, but the chances for rain Saturday are very low. Sunday will have a slightly higher chance for a shower or storm, but most areas should stay dry.

Temperatures will continue to climb on Sunday with many areas breaking into the low 90s.

The stalled front may creep eastward early next week, leading to an increased chance for scattered afternoon showers and storms. Temperatures will remain hot with another day in the low 90s.

This front may remain hung up most of next week, keeping the forecast from day to day about the same. As the chances for thunderstorms increase, we should see more daytime highs in the mid and upper 80s.

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finger lakes weather 7-day forecast tuesday june 22 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.

2 Responses

  1. David Bruder

    Drew, we have really enjoyed your weather forecasts, spot on. We are leaving the area next month to warmer climates. I’ve been donating monthly, how do I stop donations?
    David Bruder

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Thanks so much for your support! I’ll send you an email.