When will it rain Friday in the Finger Lakes?

There will be at least a small chance for a shower throughout the day on Friday, but after 2pm and especially after 8pm seem to be the most likely chances of seeing rain in the Finger Lakes.
There will be at least a small chance for a shower throughout the day on Friday, but after 2pm and especially after 8pm seem to be the most likely chances of seeing rain in the Finger Lakes.
A cold front will push through the region overnight Friday. Showers and a few rumbles of thunder will precede the front, especially Friday evening.

Radar at 6:30am this morning shows a few widely scattered showers, mostly pushing out of Central New York and into the Adirondacks. The vast majority of the region will stay dry though the early afternoon, but a couple more of those isolated showers may pop up from time to time.

After about 2pm, showers and a few thunderstorms should start to develop. A small line of activity may consolidate by the late afternoon hours across the southern Finger Lakes into northern Pennsylvania, with continued scattered rain elsewhere.

After dark tonight, as the cold front gets set to move through, a more widespread band of rain may develop and push through. While this may bring some rain to everyone, none of the rain today should be terribly heavy and most areas will see less than a quarter-inch of precipitation.

The threat for rain ends after midnight as the front moves through. Saturday will have a few clouds in the morning, but the sun should work its way out for a good chunk of the day.

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.