The weather this week is not going to be difficult. It won’t be a challenge for travel, it won’t feel like the heart of winter, nor will it be tough for those looking to get outside and get holiday decorations up.
The Finger Lakes is going to experience a rollercoaster ride of temperature change – but no extreme cool is in the forecast.
FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said the following in his Monday update:
“Monday will be characterized by chilly temperatures before warmer air moves in for Tuesday. Temperatures are starting the week in the mid 30s across the Finger Lakes, but will actually slide backward a few degrees over the course of the day.
This is thanks to a small cold front that will sag south across the region this morning. A brief snow shower may accompany the front, but any precipitation will be light and very scattered.
Skies will remain cloudy until the afternoon, when the sun will start to slowly work out. Clear skies will probably not completely take over until after sunset.
A south wind will kick up overnight, keeping temperatures in the upper 20s despite the clear skies. A mild day is expected Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from the low 50s across the southeastern Finger Lakes (Elmira, Ithaca, Cortland) to near 60 degrees in and around Rochester.
Sunny skies should dominate on Tuesday, but it will be blustery with wind gusts of 25-35 mph.
Extended Forecast from the National Weather Service
Sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
A chance of showers, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. South wind 9 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.