Big Time Warm-Up in the Finger Lakes

A large area of high pressure centered over the northern Gulf of Mexico extends northeast through the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Meanwhile, low pressure well north of Michigan has a front extending southward through the Midwest into Kansas.With clockwise winds around high pressure and counter-clockwise around low pressure, a broad area of southerly winds exists from Texas to Maine.While temperatures started the day in the 20s and 30s, warmer air has been working in at the upper levels of the atmosphere. As the day wears on, these temperatures will translate down to the surface as more and more warmth gets pumped in.The highest temperatures will be across the Lake Ontario Plain, where some locations may even touch 70º. Mid 60s seem like a good bet across most of the rest of the Finger Lakes, with cooler temperatures in the higher elevations south and east.After spending 4 years at Oswego as an undergraduate, I know very well how cool it can be along the shore of Lake Ontario on early warm days like this, so don’t forget your sweater if you live or work along Lake Ontario! The Tug Hill and Adirondacks will also be cooler due to higher elevations and a remaining snow cover.Temperatures will not be quite as warm Friday or Saturday, but may be even warmer Sunday and Monday. Enjoy Spring!For the latest local forecast, conditions, and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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