Rain and thunder mostly stay east of Finger Lakes Wednesday

A disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will trigger some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, mostly east of the Finger Lakes.
A disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will trigger some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, mostly east of the Finger Lakes.

The Finger Lakes will likely miss out on some more active weather this afternoon as showers and thunderstorms develop over central New York and move eastward.

These showers and thunderstorms will develop in response to a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere. This disturbance was over West Virginia this morning and should track over or just east of the Finger Lakes later today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop in the hot and humid air ahead of the disturbance, with only some isolated showers further west over the Finger Lakes.

Showers will be possible in the Finger Lakes from the mid-morning hours into the late afternoon, but most areas will probably see very little to no rain today.

If any thunderstorms do manage to develop- most likely in the early afternoon, before the disturbance arrives- there will be a small chance of some strong to severe storms with gusty winds being the primary concern. Again though, it is unlikely that any storms will even develop over our area.

A limited severe threat does exist further east as well where thunderstorms will be more plentiful.

Thursday and Friday look dry before a cold front brings widespread showers and thunderstorms on Saturday.

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.