Temperatures will reach towards 70 degrees today for most of the Finger Lakes, but a strong cold front will bring a sudden end to the warmth on Saturday. A warm front is lifting through the Finger Lakes this morning. An area of rain is now mostly contained to the I-90 Corridor and will continue to lift northeast. Some thunderstorms are embedded within this rain.
South of the front, warm air will start streaming north once again. Temperatures will rise quickly this morning as skies gradually become less cloudy. By this afternoon, some areas may become quite sunny. Temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees for most of the Finger Lakes this afternoon.
Saturday is still expected to be a bit of a wild day as a cold front plows through, bringing an end to the warmth with a bang. This front will likely cross the Finger Lakes during the midday hours. Ahead of the front, temperatures will start the day in the 50s and should have little trouble sneaking into the low 60s before noon.
Winds will be gusty even ahead of the front, with gusts over 40 mph likely, especially over higher elevations.
A squall line is likely to develop along the front. This squall line will have a narrow band of very heavy rain and a burst of strong wind. Some thunder and lightning will also be possible, and some severe thunderstorm warnings could be prompted. As the front moves through, there will be an immediate sharp drop in temperature from the 60s to the 40s in a matter of 30 minutes or less.