A high pressure area over eastern Canada is bringing some cool air to the region with light northerly winds.
However, a fast-moving weather system heading towards the Great Lakes will push a warm front through tonight.
The northerly flow across Lake Ontario is characterized by widespread low clouds at this location morning, Although there are thin spots and a few breaks in the clouds. These clouds will slowly dissipate, but new clouds ahead of the warm front are already beginning to move into the area.
So, although there will be fluffy patches and some glimpses of sunshine, it will be an overall cloudy day.
High temperatures will struggle to reach 40 degrees across much of the region, and many mid-to-upper highs will remain in the 30s. Warmer temperatures will be found in the wide valleys of the Southern Tier, where temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 40s.
As the warm front approaches Late this afternoon and early this evening, a narrow band of rain will track across the region, especially across roughly the northwestern half of the region. These precipitations are expected to be light and short Between 5 and 9 pm.
Most of what falls should be rain, but some sleet or a few snowflakes may be mixed in. This should not be enough to cause any travel concerns. The rest of the evening should be mostly dry.
Overnight Especially in Early Thursday morningRain showers will be more widespread. There is no concern for winter precipitation with these conditions because temperatures will rise overnight and should be in the 40s and even low in the 50s locally by Sunrise Thursday morning.
The rain shouldn’t last long Thursday morning, as it will be mostly dry and mild afternoon is expected. It may also be possible to get a few breaks from the sun. Temperatures will reach highs in the mid 50s.
This rapid warming up will be the result of some gusty winds. Winds will blow from the southeast this evening, peaking from the south at about 15 mph after midnight. Higher elevations, in particular, could see wind gusts greater than 35 mph overnight.
The winds will become more westerly on Thursday, with speeds of 10-15 miles per hour, and gusts of 25-35 miles per hour, strongest in areas west of Keuka Lake.
Weekend weather forecast
The wind will remain breezy Friday With speeds and gusts similar to Thursday. A slight northwesterly element will be added to the wind direction.
Temperatures will fall with highs mainly in the upper 40s, although some local areas will reach 50 degrees. Clouds should be abundant throughout the day, but some sun breaks can still occur.
by Saturday, Winds will become more northwesterly, which could bring some rain off Lake Ontario into the area. It should not be a period of heavy rain or washout, but rather more light or missing rain, especially in the morning.
High temperatures on Saturday will drop a bit, mostly in the mid 40s. Saturday night will be colder than previous nights, with lows reaching the lower 30s and upper 20s.
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Sunday There will be sun and clouds with highs in the low 40s and nighttime temperatures in the mid-upper 20s.
The weather may get a little more active Early next weekAs temperatures begin to rise again, with a few showers here and there. by Middle and end of next weekTemperatures should be above average with little chance of precipitation.
Winds should be relatively light over the weekend and into next week, with wind speeds most days reaching 20 mph or less.
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This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected.
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