Cool Friday, but warmer weather ahead

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An extended period of warmer weather is on the way, despite a cooler day Friday. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Only Briefly Chilly

Low pressure just off the coast of New England will ensure cool northwest winds are locked in place today.

Wind speeds will top out around 10 mph today with gusts as high as 25 mph. Cool air will settle into the region on these winds, with most areas seeing a high in the mid to perhaps upper 60s.

There are a couple of stray showers on radar this morning, but much of the area is starting off with sunshine. This will remain the case throughout the day. Many areas will see sunshine mixing with some fair weather clouds, but a few more scattered showers will be possible as well.

Skies will clear tonight and temperatures will easily fall back into the low and mid 50s. The wind will make a shift to the west and then southwest, which should keep temperatures from falling into the 40s.

The wind will strengthen after sunrise tomorrow with top speeds similar to today. By the late afternoon, the wind direction will be from the south.

Weather conditions will be quiet on Saturday with a mix of sun and clouds but no precipitation. The sunshine will tap into the warmer air brough in by the south winds for highs in the mid and upper 70s.

Saturday night will start out clear, but clouds will move in from the north around midnight. Most of these will be thin clouds, but some patches of thicker clouds will be possible as well. South winds will continue to blow with speeds around 10 mph and gusts to 25 mph.

Overnight temperatures will be mild as a result, with lows ranging throughout the 60s.

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

Warm and Unsettled

Sunday will kick off a period of warm and unsettled weather.

Sunshine and southwest winds through the early to mid afternoon will push temperatures toward 80 degrees.

Late in the day, a front will move in, causing some areas of showers and thunderstorms to develop. Scattered storms will persist into the evening and overnight hours, with a stray shower not out of the question for Monday morning.

The front should stay to the south for Monday, leading to a mix of sun and clouds and no precipitation. Highs will be close to the seasonal averages in the mid 70s.

On Tuesday, the front will come back north and warm air will push into the region. Highs should make it well into the mid 80s and dewpoints will rise to the mid and upper 60s.

Scattered showers and storms will be possible near the front later Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night.

A new cold front will then move into the region on Wednesday. Thunderstorms will be likely, and the early indications are that this set up will need to be monitored for potentially strong storms. Obviously, though, it is far too early to be certain about any details.

Assuming the front moves through later in the day, temperatures should reach the mid 80s once again.

The end of next week is uncertain, but there may be some additional chances for rain. Temperatures will probably settle into the 70s behind the front but may at least remain close of the 80s through next weekend and into the following 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.