Warm through Saturday
Temperatures will continue to rise across the Finger Lakes thanks to high pressure setting up along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Today will be another sunny, dry day with just a few passing thin clouds and small fair weather clouds from time to time.
Warmer air will start to build in around the backside of the high, even as surface winds remain out of the northwest with speeds up to 10 mph.
Temperatures today will be warmer than yesterday, with most areas making it into the mid 70s. Only some higher elevations will be slightly cooler in the low 70s.
Tonight, more thin clouds will pass through, and skies may even become mostly cloudy at times. A southwest wind will also develop with speeds around 5 mph. This should help keep temperatures mild with overnight lows in the low and mid 50s.
This will get Friday off and running with sunshine mixing with thin clouds once again. Winds will swing back around to the northwest but with lighter wind speeds than today. The thin clouds may become widespread late in the day, resulting in some filtered sunshine.
Nonetheless, temperatures will hit their high point for the week with many places at or around 80 degrees. Nighttime temperatures will only drop to the mid 50s.
By Saturday, the Mid-Atlantic high will start to lose control as a subtle cold front moves in ahead of a new, Canadian high pressure. Winds will end up from the north-northwest behind this front in the morning, increasing to speeds near or just over 10 mph for the afternoon.
This frontal passage is expected to be a dry one, with very few, if any, showers expected. Almost all areas will stay dry, and on the off chance someone does see rain, it will be very little.
Temperatures will still make it to around or just above 70 degrees during the early and mid-afternoon. The temperature should start to slip a few degrees in the late afternoon before sunset.
Cooler Next Week
Cool air will build into the area on Sunday as the high pressure moves into the Upper Great Lakes. Winds will continue to come from the north and north-northwest at speeds up to 10 mph.
Widespread thin clouds are expected on Sunday, leading to limited filtered sunshine. No rain is expected, though.
Temperatures will be limited to the mid and upper 50s for highs after starting out in the mid 40s. Sunday night’s temperatures will drop to the upper 30s and low 40s.
Monday will have a bit of a bounce-back with highs making it back to the mid and upper 60s. Expect some sunshine to mix with clouds, but no precipitation once again.
Another cold front will drop across the region on Tuesday. This will bring some rain showers to the area, but the front does not look too impressive from a precipitation standpoint. Scattered showers are all that should be expected at this point.
Temperatures will take another hit with this front. Highs on Tuesday will probably only make it to the low 60s.
Wednesday may be even colder, with morning lows starting around 40 degrees and afternoon highs sticking to the lower 50s. Clouds and some sun are expected with no additional rain.
Late next week, temperatures should jump back into the 60s with a couple of shots at 70 degrees over the weekend and into the following week. Rain chances should also increase during that time.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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