Another warm day in the Finger Lakes; Showers tonight and Friday

High pressure of the east coast will pump warm air into the Finger Lakes Thursday, but a disorganized area of showers will move in for tonight and Friday.
High pressure of the east coast will pump warm air into the Finger Lakes Thursday, but a disorganized area of showers will move in for tonight and Friday.

The stretch of great weather in the Finger Lakes will continue on Thursday before some unsettled weather moves in overnight and into Friday.

 

A disorganized area of showers associated with a weak disturbance in the atmosphere will drift northeast  during the day today, arriving in the Finger Lakes tonight. Before this unsettled weather arrives, high pressure off the east coast should give us a very nice day today.

Southerly winds on the back side of the this high pressure will help push temperatures to near 70º for most of the Finger Lakes this afternoon. The sun will likely be in and out of clouds as the showers inch closer, but the daytime hours should remain dry across the Finger Lakes. The wind will be a little bit breezy, but wind gusts should generally stay less than 25 mph.

This evening, the rain showers will start to move in from the southwest and should continue through the night and into Friday. It will not be raining all the time, and there should be plenty of dry breaks between showers. Precipitation amounts through Friday evening will mostly be light, with the majority of the region only seeing one to two tenths of an inch. Isolated locations may see over a quarter of an inch as a few briefly heavier showers will likely dot the region.

The disturbance responsible for the showers will move out Friday night, setting us up for a dry weekend with slightly warmer than normal daytime temperatures.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.).

When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.