Early Week Weather
Clouds will increase across the Finger Lakes this morning as the first of several weather systems this week moves towards the area.
South winds ahead of this system should help temperatures warm despite the chilly start to the day and increasing clouds. By this afternoon, most areas should be in the low to mid 50s.
There will be a small chance for a stray shower during the afternoon hours, but anything that falls will be light and brief.
After sunset, rain chances will increase as widespread showers and embedded downpours move through the area. All areas should see at least some rain during the first part of the evening, and this batch of showers will take around two hours to move through any given location.
Temperatures will initially drop this evening as the showers move in, reaching the upper 40s and low 50s. After the rain moves on, temperatures will rise again overnight, breaking back into the low and mid 50s.
The south wind will become rather blustery during the late afternoon and evening, with wind speeds approaching 15 mph. Gusts over higher elevations may approach 35 mph.
The wind will turn to the west near sunrise Tuesday and then northwest Tuesday morning. Wind speeds will again be up around 15 mph with gusts locally over 35 mph.
A few showers will be possible overnight and into Tuesday as the wind shifts. Additional stray showers will persist into Tuesday afternoon, but most of the time, it will not be raining.
Temperatures will hold in the low and mid 50s for most of Tuesday but will begin to drop in the late afternoon. Some areas may slip all the way to the 30s by the mid-evening hours with overnight lows in the low 30s.
Late Week Up and Down
Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy, but Wednesday may start with a little sun before more clouds move in.
A light northerly flow will be in place on Wednesday, holding highs to only the low 40s. By the latter half of the afternoon, the next weather system will be moving in. This may start out as a rain-snow mix, especially during the early evening hours.
Temperatures will warm from the 30s to the 40s Wednesday night, turning precipitation to rain showers. Some of these may linger into Thursday morning, but most of the day should be tranquil. Temperatures will warm back into the mid 50s.
It will be a very brief warm up as another system moves through on Friday. Scattered showers are possible with highs returning to the mid 40s.
Saturday is currently looking like a quiet day and probably our best shot for some decent sunshine this week. However, it will be cool, with highs in the mid 40s.
On Saturday, I will be at the Groton Jr./Sr. High School at the annual craft show, selling my calendars. My booth is located in the cafeteria and I hope to see you there!
You can still get your calendar online, too, of course. Preorders should start shipping this week or next week, and once they are all sent out, orders will be fulfilled within a day or two.
The calendar is a great way to get an early start on your holiday shopping. It makes a great, local gift that will be enjoyed day after day, month after month. Be sure to get one for yourself, too!
Chilly weather is likely to stick around through Sunday and into early next week. However, there are some strong indications that mild weather will build in later next week and into the following weekend.