Temperatures will reverse course and begin to fall this weekend after reaching their high point for the week this afternoon.
Thin clouds overnight have teamed up with some southwest winds to get temperatures off to a warm start this Friday morning. Most areas are in the 50s and should rise quickly through the morning hours.
The thin clouds will remain in place and should gradually increase by the afternoon. Only some filtered sunshine is expected late in the day.
Winds will also turn to the northwest this afternoon with speeds of 5-10 mph. Nonetheless, temperatures will top out this afternoon at around 80 degrees.
Clouds will remain overnight, keeping lows in the mid 50s. However, Saturday will not be as warm.
Control of our weather will be passed from a high pressure system over the Mid-Atlantic coast to a Canadian high building into the Upper Great Lakes. This will turn winds northerly on Saturday with cooler air beginning to push in. The winds will increase during the afternoon to speeds around 10 mph.
Saturday should be the opposite of today, with more sunshine in the afternoon than in the morning. The sun will help counteract the northerly winds, resulting in highs near or just above 70 degrees.
Northerly winds will persist Saturday night, sending temperatures to the mid 40s by Sunday morning. Another area of thin clouds will move in on Sunday, filtering and limiting the sunshine. The core of the cool air will move in overhead with highs most places not escaping the 50s.
No rain is expected at any point during the weekend.
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Sunday night will see temperatures drop to around 40 degrees, but warmer air will push back in on Monday with highs reaching the upper 60s.
A cold front will approach the region on Tuesday. Out ahead of the front, west winds will increase with the potential for wind speeds near 15 mph and gusts of 30-40 mph.
The front will probably not arrive until late Tuesday, so temperatures should still make it well into the 60s during the afternoon. As the front drops south, there is a small chance for a few stray showers.
The models are trending more and more dry, however, so even spotty showers may end up being a stretch.
Another shot of cool air will move in whether it rains or not. Temperatures on Wednesday will start in the mid and upper 30s and highs will only make it to the mid 50s. There should be a fair amount of sunshine, though.
Clear skies and calm winds Wednesday night could lead to some frost concerns, but it is still a bit early to count on that.
Temperatures will begin to bounce back again, with highs into the 60s, at least, late next week.
Rain chances look as though they will increase toward next weekend and especially on Saturday.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.