An area of high pressure over eastern Canada will gradually drift southward, keeping our weather quiet and mild this week.
A quick moving weather system moved through late Sunday and is now far to the east, completely out of the picture. A few morning clouds and some areas of fog are all that is left in its wake. These should burn off before too long this morning.
Much of the day will be sunny with some occasional thin clouds and perhaps a few small fair-weather clouds.
Temperatures are mostly in the mid and upper 40s to start the week off, which is close to the seasonal averages for morning lows. Afternoon highs will also be close to average, topping out in the mid 60s.
Winds will be out of the northwest, more resulting from the position of the high pressure than the departing low. Wind speeds will build up to around 10 mph at times from the late morning through the middle of the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
A few thin clouds will persist this evening and then increase into a deck of thin overcast during the overnight. Those clouds will linger into the morning hours on Tuesday but should then gradually dissipate. And while rain will move across Pennsylvania, here in the Finger Lakes, it will remain dry.
Temperatures on Tuesday will start in the low and mid 40s. Afternoon highs, with the extra clouds and northerly winds of 5-10 mph, will be a few degrees cooler than today in the low 60s.
By Wednesday, the high pressure system will build in overhead. Only a few thin clouds are expected, with highs bouncing back up into the mid 60s. The morning will start out a bit chilly, with mid and upper 30s.
Late Week and Weekend Weather
The high pressure system will retain control of our weather on Thursday but will shift to a position along the Mid-Atlantic coast. This will allow some warmer air to build in with highs reaching the low 70s. Skies will be mostly sunny, and winds will be light.
By Friday, a small weather system may take advantage of the departing high pressure and move into the area. This system only looks capable of a few scattered showers, and even that may be too lofty of an expectation for it.
Temperatures will continue to rise ahead of the system, with highs making into the mid and perhaps upper 70s. But winds will turn to the northwest behind the system, regardless of whether it produces rain or not, and temperatures will start a slow decline.
Still, it will be plenty warm, with highs Saturday still expected to make it into the low 70s. At this time, Saturday looks dry.
Sunday is a bit less certain but is also looking dry currently. Temperatures will take another step back, with highs in the mid 60s, despite a mild start in the 50s.
Rain chances will increase into Monday, though it is not yet a slam-dunk that it will rain at all. Temperatures will continue to retreat, with highs anywhere from the mid 50s in a rainy scenario to the low 60s if it stays dry.
Temperatures should bounce back into the 60s, at least, for the rest of next week. Rain chances will exist, but are uncertain at this point.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO blog post tomorrow, Tuesday, May 9th. The zip code-based forecasts online and on the app will be updated as usual.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.