Showers arrive Friday afternoon ahead of warmer air

A warm front will slowly make its way northeast over the next few days, resulting in showers Friday afternoon into Saturday morning and some warmer weather for Sunday and Monday.
A warm front will slowly make its way northeast over the next few days, resulting in showers Friday afternoon into Saturday morning and some warmer weather for Sunday and Monday.

Rain showers should arrive in the Finger Lakes region this afternoon as an area of precipitation out ahead of a warm front moves east.

Today’s rain will be light, but the showers will be widespread- everyone should see some rain this afternoon and evening. While it may not rain for hours on end without a break, the breaks will be fairly short.

The showers will become more spotty overnight and into the first half of Saturday as the main atmospheric energy associated with this rain moves east. For the most part, Saturday afternoon and Sunday look dry, with just one or two isolated showers around, especially across southwest New York.

The hot, high humidity air mass south of the warm front will probably not make it in into the Finger Lakes this weekend. With high pressure to the east though, temperatures will still be warmer than they have been the last few days. Fewer clouds and showers on Sunday should result in warmer temperatures, with hot and humid conditions settling in for Monday.

High temperatures, therefore, will be near or just above 70ยบ Friday and Saturday, with upper 70s on Sunday and some 80s on Monday.

A cold front will come through either late Monday or Tuesday, possibly with some showers and thunderstorms. Cold weather settles back in for the middle of next week, with more frost possibilities before another warm up heading towards next weekend.

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 soap, or playing with his two young boys.