Another hot day Saturday, but maybe with some rain?

Saturday will be another hot day, though temperatures may fall a degree or two short of Friday's highs due to some extra clouds and a few showers for the western Finger Lakes.
Saturday will be another hot day, though temperatures may fall a degree or two short of Friday’s highs due to some extra clouds and a few showers for the western Finger Lakes.

The Finger Lakes’ early taste of summer will continue on Saturday, with more hot weather and in increase in humidity.
Afternoon temperatures will again rise into the upper 80s for most of the Finger Lakes this afternoon, with a few spots again hitting 90ยบ. Overall, temperatures may be a degree or two cooler than Friday in some areas thanks to some extra clouds.

For the most part though, the clouds will not produce much in the way of rain. A few showers will likely pop up over western New York and the far western Finger Lakes this afternoon. These showers should mostly be light and scattered.

There is an outside, unlikely chance, however, of some more organized showers and thunderstorms that are able to persist into the central Finger Lakes this evening. This most likely will not happen, but if you are out and about later in the afternoon in the light green shaded area, at least keep the possibility in the back of your mind.

Further east, there is very little chance of any precipitation.

The humidity will increase a bit compared to Friday. While this may make the heat a bit more uncomfortable, it will help keep the brush fire risk from becoming extreme. Still, conditions will be favorable for brush fires and caution is greatly advised. Remember, a state wide burn ban continues through May 15th.

We will do this all over again on Mother’s Day, only with the threat for afternoon showers and storms pushing into all of the Finger Lakes.

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.