Brief Cold Shot
A cold front will drop south through the Finger Lakes today, bringing a few showers and some blustery winds.
This morning, out ahead of the front, temperatures are far above the average morning lows, ranging through the 50s. There are even some breaks in the clouds well ahead of the front, though clouds will steadily increase through the early and mid morning hours.
This front will not have a lot of rain with it, and what does fall should be rather light. The rain will start to develop and move in during the late morning and will continue sporadically the rest of the day and into the evening.
Temperatures will generally not get much warmer than they are this morning, though a rise of a couple of degrees will be possible. The valleys between Corning and Binghamton will have more time for warming and may sneak into the upper 50s or even near 60 degrees by midday.
Winds will turn to the northwest and increase to 10-15 mph as the front passes through. Wind gusts of 30-35 mph will be common, though some localized gusts as high as 40 mph will also be possible.
Temperatures will slowly drop this afternoon, with most places outside of the aforementioned Southern Tier valleys down to or below 50 degrees by 4 PM. The temperature will drop quicker after sunset, with 30s starting to show up by 9 PM.
Overnight lows will make it all the way down to the upper 20s and low 30s. A few areas of drizzle will be possible, which could lead to a few slick spots on roadways and sidewalks where it drops below freezing.
Wednesday will have a light northerly flow that will keep temperatures cold. Most areas will top out around 40 degrees. Again, the valleys of the Southern Tier will be a bit warmer with highs in the mid 40s.
There may be a little sun early Wednesday, but clouds will quickly increase during the morning hours ahead of the next weather system. This system will spread some precipitation toward our region in the late afternoon and evening.
Some of this may start as some snow or mixed precipitation, but it should turn over to rain before too long. Locally heavy downpours will be possible. Temperatures will then rise back into the 40s overnight.
Quiet Late Week and Weekend Weather
Thursday will have some scattered showers about, but it should not be a washout of a day by any means.
Temperatures will also make another large swing, this time back in the warm direction. Afternoon highs should make it well into the 50s.
Clouds and maybe an early shower on Friday should give way to some sunshine for the afternoon hours. It will not be as warm as Thursday, but not as cold as Wednesday. Look for highs mostly in the mid and upper 40s.
Temperatures will stabilize through the weekend, with daily highs sticking to the mid 40s Saturday through Tuesday next week. Morning lows will generally be between 30-35 degrees.
Precipitation is generally not expected this weekend, though a stray shower cannot be totally ruled out. Likewise, a few glimpses of the sun may be possible, but for the most part, it will just be cloudy.
Temperatures will start to warm by the middle of next week and may return to the 50s. Some showers may also enter the picture.
Mild conditions are favored through next weekend, though there is still a large amount of spread on the models.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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