Early and Mid Week Weather
A nearby area of low pressure has stalled out and will continue to provide cool, unsettled weather for a few more days.
There are only a few small blips on the radar early this morning, and much of the morning hours should remain dry. The chances for rain today will increase during the afternoon. The rain should be more hit or miss, on and off than the rain and drizzle yesterday. Some places may even get through the day with little to no rain.
Skies will be cloudy for most of the day, though the occasional glimpse of sunshine cannot be ruled out.
There should be an overall reduction in precipitation and cloud cover tonight, but that does not mean all areas will clear out or stay dry. A few stray showers, turning to flurries, will remain possible, and clouds will come and go.
Temperatures today will mostly be around 50 degrees, with higher elevations in the 40s and the typically warmer areas in the low 50s. Winds will be from the northwest, but will be light, with speeds under 10 mph and gusts of 15-20 mph.
Nighttime temperatures will fall back into the low and mid 30s. Some upper 20s may be found across the western Southern Tier, especially if skies clear out for any substantial amounts of time.
Tuesday will be similar to today, though the showers should take another step back during the afternoon hours. More areas will stay dry tomorrow than today, but still, most areas will probably see at least a little rain.
Winds will be from the west and northwest with speeds around 5 mph. Temperatures will be near or just above 50 degrees, besting today’s highs by a degree or two.
Tuesday night is less likely to clear out as an impulse of atmospheric energy approaches. This should hold lows to the mid 30s Wednesday morning with rain and snow showers moving in. Most of the precipitation on Wednesday will be before noon.
Temperatures on Wednesday will again stick to the low 50s during the day. A little sunshine may develop late, followed by clearing skies Wednesday evening. It will remain partly cloudy to mostly clear Wednesday night, allowing temperatures to again fall to the low 30s by Thursday morning.
The weather will take a small break late this week with a couple of dry, slightly warmer days.
Thursday will have the best chance for sunshine, though some clouds will also mix in from time to time. Precipitation is generally not expected, though a lingering pop-up afternoon shower cannot be totally ruled out at this point. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 50s.
Thursday night will not be quite as chilly as clouds start to increase and winds turn more southerly. Most areas will still fall into the 30s but should stay above 35 degrees.
Clouds will continue to increase and thicken on Friday, and most of the day may end up being overcast. Nonetheless, highs have a shot at reaching the low 60s.
How the weather next weekend evolves is uncertain, with one or more low pressure systems moving into the area. Overall, the pattern looks complex, which inherently leads to uncertainty.
Saturday looks like there will be a few showers about, but a washout of a day is less likely. Sunday has a greater chance for rain but may also end up mostly just showery.
Both days will have highs somewhere around the upper 50s, depending on how the precipitation plays out.
Heavier rain is possible Sunday night into Monday before the weather pattern persists with more showery weather next week. Temperatures early next week may not be much warmer than they are early this week.
There are indications of a longer duration warming trend late next week and into the weekend, but these temperatures do not look to be a significant departure from average, which for early May means highs in the low 60s and lows around 40 degrees.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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