Warm and Quiet Weather
High pressure has been in control of our weather since late last week and will maintain its grip throughout the week.
The high is now centered over the Mid-Atlantic region and will continue to drift southeast, out over the western Atlantic Ocean. A southerly flow of warm air will push into the Finger Lakes in the clockwise backflow of air behind the high.
This will lead to both continuing dry weather and a steady rise in temperatures.
As such, today will be the coolest day of the week, even though it will be about ten degrees warmer than it was yesterday. Look for afternoon highs in the low and perhaps mid 60s. Winds will be light from the south, then west, and perhaps ending calm or from the northwest.
Skies will be blue and sun-filled throughout the day with just a few thin clouds building in late. The clouds will increase tonight, but skies should not be completely overcast until after midnight. Thin clouds will then overspread the region, persisting for much of Tuesday as well.
The clouds Tuesday will often be thin enough to allow some sunshine to filter through but should become thicker later in the day. After starting out around 40 degrees, highs will be in the mid 60s.
Winds will be stronger on Tuesday, starting from the southwest and then turning to the west. During the afternoon, wind speeds will approach 15 mph with gusts around 35 mph.
Wednesday will have a mix of sun and clouds. There is a small chance for a brief, isolated shower to pass through during the morning hours. Most areas will not see rain, and those that do may not even see enough to wet the pavement.
West-northwest winds will increase to 10-15 mph during the day. Upwind, these winds will be from the southwest over the Ohio River Valley, so warmer air should still be moving into the area, resulting in highs in the low 70s after morning lows around 50 degrees.
Thursday should be fully sunny once again, with morning lows starting in the mid 50s and afternoon highs pushing into the upper 70s. Winds will be from the southwest and west with speeds under 10 mph.
Friday and Saturday should both have many places near or slightly above 80 degrees. Both days should have a mix of sun and clouds with no precipitation and light southerly winds.
Sunday will likely be the last day of the current pattern, with highs in the upper 70s with some late day showers and thunderstorms.
Cooler weather is expected next week with highs in the 40s and 50s early in the week with more 50s late in the week. Precipitation will be likely early on in the week but should be less likely for the middle and later parts of the week.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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