Cooler temperatures as sun and clouds trade on and off

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Temperatures of 50-55 degrees today will be the coolest afternoon highs for the foreseeable future. [Photo by Cindy Drake]

Late Week Weather

A cold front moved through the region last night, with blustery northwest winds bringing in cooler air.

Temperatures this morning are in the low and mid 40s, which are still up to ten degrees above the average morning lows. Clouds behind the front are plentiful, but no precipitation is showing on the radar.

Over the course of the morning, the cloud cover will start to break up from west to east, and north to south. Many areas should see sunny skies by the early afternoon. The clouds will linger longest over Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins, and Cortland counties, and it may be the mid or even late afternoon before skies turn fully blue in those areas.

Winds will remain on the blustery side this morning before gradually diminishing during the midday and afternoon hours. The wind direction will remain from the northwest.

Temperatures will be about twenty degrees cooler than yesterday, which puts today’s highs near or just below average in the 50-55 degree range. A few higher elevations may not get out of the 40s. This is the coolest it will get, for daytime highs, for the foreseeable future.

Skies will be clear early this evening before thin clouds build in during the overnight. Only a light north or northeast wind is expected overnight. Overnight lows will be between 30-35 degrees for most areas with widespread frost.

Much of Friday will have thin clouds in place. Some sun may be able to filter through the clouds at times. These clouds will move out during the second half of the afternoon, so the day should again end on a sunny note.

Winds will be nearly calm on Friday with east winds under 5 mph. High temperatures will gain a few degrees, mostly reaching the mid 50s. Nighttime temperatures will again drop well into the 30s with clear skies and nearly calm winds.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast thursday october 27 2022
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Halloween Showers, Mild Temperatures

Saturday will see temperatures rebound quickly from the cool morning thanks to full sunshine and a whisper of a south wind. By the afternoon, rises of nearly thirty degrees will have taken place with highs in the low 60s.

The south wind will pick up a bit Saturday night with speeds near or just over 5 mph. Some clouds may also begin to work their way into the region. These factors will keep temperatures a bit warmer with lows ranging from the mid 30s to the low 40s.

Clouds will continue to increase on Sunday, though some sunny breaks are also possible, especially in the morning. No rain is expected, even once skies become overcast. South and southeast winds will blow at 5-10 mph, helping temperatures make it into the mid 60s.

Showers will enter the picture on Monday for Halloween. At this time, the details are still unclear, but the models favor more on and off light rain with steadier rain to the east over New England. It will be mild, with morning lows near 50, afternoon highs in the low 60s, and evening temperatures in the mid 50s.

Rain showers will continue to be possible into early Tuesday, but sunshine will take over for the afternoon. There will be no cold air behind this system, with highs staying in the 60s Tuesday, Wednesday, and beyond.

The weather will also remain dry for the rest of next week. The next chances for rain may not come in until late next weekend or even the early part of the following week. All the while, temperatures will remain above average.

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finger lakes weather 7-day forecast thursday october 27 2022
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.

Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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.