Temperatures in the Finger Lakes may be chilly again early Monday morning, but will steadily climb during the first half of the week.
High pressure centered over eastern Canada is responsible both for the cold, at times frosty weather Monday morning and the coming warm up.
While this high is centered well north of the region, it extends south over the Finger Lakes, resulting in clear skies and calm winds. With the lack of any southerly flow, temperatures again are starting quite chilly with many areas in the 30s.
Sunny skies will quickly warm those temperatures though, with highs this afternoon ranging from the upper 60s to the low 70s.
The high pressure will begin to travel southeast today and will end up off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday. This will result in an increasing southerly flow on the backside of the high, pushing our temperatures up.
Morning lows Tuesday will not be nearly as cold with a few mid 40s in the Southern Tier, but upper 40s and low 50s across the rest of the area. Highs Tuesday afternoon will then climb into the low to upper 70s.
Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, with more sunny skies and south winds. Many parts of the Finger Lakes will reach into the low 80s with upper 70s across the higher elevations away from the lakes.