Above Average Temperatures
Warm air is pushing into the Finger Lakes this morning, setting the stage for mild temperatures the remainder of the week.
There are some clouds about this morning as the warm air moves into place. These may linger into the mid or even late morning hours for some areas. Otherwise, skies will trend sunny, and there should only be a few thin clouds here and there this afternoon.
A stray spit of rain this morning cannot be totally ruled out, but the vast majority of the region will stay dry.
South and southwest winds will increase to just under 10 mph, helping push the warm air in. High temperatures today will mostly be in the mid and upper 60s with a few pockets at or above 70 degrees.
Skies will begin clear tonight, but clouds will build in gradually after midnight. By Wednesday morning, it should be mostly cloudy. Overnight lows will mostly be in the low and mid 50s, though the southeastern quadrant of the region will see upper 40s with a few pockets of mid 40s.
Wednesday will remain cloudy throughout the day. Again, a few spits of rain will be possible here or there. These will be most likely early in the morning and again towards sunset.
Warm air will be fully overhead on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s and nighttime temperatures only dropping to low and mid 50s.
Thursday is looking mostly cloudy, though there is a slightly better chance for a few breaks of sun than on Wednesday. Most areas should be at or above 70 degrees, with mid 70s in the typically warmer urban and valley locations.
Thursday night will have temperatures in the mid and upper 50s.
Unsettled and Eventually Cooler Weather
The chances for rain will inch up on Friday as some scattered showers pass through the region. Between showers, there should be some sunshine as well.
Winds will still be steadily from the south and southwest, increasing to around or slightly over 10 mph. Temperatures will top out in the low and mid 70s, similar to Thursday.
Saturday should have an increase in showers and a decrease in sunshine. Nonetheless, most of the time will still be dry and the rain that falls does not look long lasting.
Temperatures will take a small hit on Saturday with highs mainly in the upper 60s. Nighttime temperatures will drop into the 40s.
Steadier rain is possible Sunday into Monday. The details on timing and amounts remain uncertain, however.
Cool air will flow back into the region regardless, with highs Sunday averaging in the mid 50s with low 50s on Monday.
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Tuesday next week, which is Halloween, is looking even colder, but dry at this time. Highs appear to be targeting the mid 40s, with evening temperatures around or under 40 degrees.
Temperatures may stick mainly to the 40s for the early part of November and there may be an opportunity for a few lake flakes to show up.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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