Editor’s Note: This article was written by Zachary Labe, who runs “Cornell Weather.” Follow Cornell Weather on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ithaca, N.Y. —Much warmer temperatures are likely this week across the Finger Lakes as a result of a southerly flow ahead of a series of storm systems.

Forecast guidance suggests highs will rise into the mid-70s today under partly cloudy skies. The last time Ithaca reached the 70F mark was on October 29. So far the warmest temperature this spring has only been 65F occurring on April 3.

Average temperatures this month are running approximately six degrees below normal for the Ithaca area, which continues our continuous streak of below normal temperatures this year.

A weak cold front will move across the region tonight with a line of scattered thunderstorms passing through the area around 11pm-1am. Rainfall totals of around 0.25 inches are likely throughout central New York state.

High temperatures for the rest of the week will hover in the lower 60s with temperatures falling into the 30s overnight. Chances of rain showers are likely on both Friday and Saturday, but it will not be a washout.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.