Cool Behind the Front
High pressure over Canada is building into the Finger Lakes behind yesterday’s cold front.
Most of the region is starting the day off with clear, sunny skies. There are a few stray clouds drifting through portions of the Finger Lakes, but these should not last long. Clear, blue skies will dominate the day.
Winds will be from the north on the front side of the high pressure system, delivering some chilly air. Temperatures this afternoon will be up to fifteen degrees below average, with most places not quite making it to 60 degrees.
Urban areas and the broad valleys of the eastern Southern Tier will have the best shot at reaching or exceeding 60 degrees today.
The wind will be steady but not excessive today. Wind speeds will be around 10 mph with gusts of 20-25 mph.
Clear skies and lighter winds tonight will send temperatures back into the 30s for most areas, though lake shore locations will stick around 40 degrees. While the wind prevented most areas from seeing frost last night, the lighter winds tonight will not offer that protection.
Frost is expected throughout the Southern Tier and Central New York with numerous Frost Advisories in place for Friday morning.
Temperatures will begin a significant warming trend after this, however, so this will likely be the last frost concern of the season.
Warming Through Next Week
Temperatures on Friday will still be a bit below, but not far off the daily average. High temperatures will reach the mid and upper 60s and a few of the warmest areas, such as around Syracuse, Dansville, and Owego, could hit 70 degrees.
Skies will be sunny and winds will be light from the north. Skies will remain clear into the night, with winds becoming calm. Nighttime temperatures will mostly be in the low 40s with some pockets of upper 30s across the Southern Tier.
The only change through the weekend will be the temperature. Both Saturday and Sunday will remain mostly sunny with light winds, mainly from the north during the afternoon, but otherwise variable or nearly calm.
High temperatures will reach the mid 70s on Saturday, following by nighttime temperatures in the upper 40s. Sunday will add on a couple more degrees, with most areas in the upper 70s, but with a few locations breaking 80 degrees.
By Memorial Day, most areas will be into the low 80s. Tuesday will only add a degree or two, but that should be enough to send a few places into the mid 80s.
Mid 80s will then become widespread on Wednesday, while Thursday sees mid and upper 80s and a few places flirting with 90 degrees.
Nighttime temperatures throughout next week will remain in the 50s.
Some afternoon fair weather clouds will bubble up starting Monday and continuing for most of next week. There will still be ample sunshine.
Rain will not enter the picture again until next Friday at the earliest, when some pop up showers and thunderstorms may be possible. Hit-or-miss rain may persist through next weekend and beyond as temperatures reverse course and cool back towards average.
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This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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