The calendar says “spring,” but it’s going to feel a little on the chilly side at moments this week.
FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says it’s going to be a roller coaster with temperatures rising, falling, and then rising again at the end of the week.
He says Monday will be a cloudy day for the most part, despite the day starting out with abundant sunshine. A quick band of mixed precipitation will move through the Finger Lakes, bringing light mixed precipitation. Most of this should remain light rain as it moves by quickly.
Temperatures on Monday will reach, or just exceed 40 degrees. On Tuesday, more quiet weather can be expected — as temperatures make a run at the upper-40s.
The forecast will get colder on Wednesday, though, as winds whip up and temperatures drop:
“A cold front will press south across the Finger Lakes Tuesday night. Some snow showers may accompany the front, followed by some lake effect flurries into early Wednesday morning. Accumulations should be minimal.
The bigger story will be the bitter cold that arrives on Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday morning will start in the upper teens but will have a hard time rising at all during the day. Look for daily high temperatures to only be near 20 degrees. However, it will not even feel that warm.
Winds will gust between 30-40 mph during the day on Wednesday, sending the wind chills into the single digits, even during the afternoon hours. On the bright side, skies should become sunny throughout the day.
Those clear skies will allow temperatures to fall Wednesday night, with morning lows Thursday ranging from near 10 degrees close to the Finger Lakes to below zero readings in the colder outlying areas. Normal low temperatures, for comparison, are in the 20s for this time of March.
The good news is that the cold air will not be sticking around. Sunny skies and a shift in the wind towards the south will push temperatures to near 30 degrees on Thursday. Friday will get to near 40 degrees as clouds and showers from the next system move back into the Finger Lakes.”