Break in heavy rain, at least for Monday

Very heavy rain caused significant flooding across parts of the Finger Lakes on Sunday, June 15. Additional rain this week could bring more flood concerns.
Very heavy rain caused significant flooding across parts of the Finger Lakes on Sunday, June 14. Additional rain this week could bring more flood concerns.

A stalled out frontal boundary has been giving our region trouble for the last week.

After multiple days of severe weather last week, heavy rain on Sunday caused areas of significant flash flooding as heavy rain from thunderstorms moved over the same areas, dumping over 3″ of rain in some areas.

Thankfully, the front has sagged a bit to the south today and the jet stream aloft has moved away. Some slightly drier air is working in from the north as well. All of these should combine to give the Finger Lakes a break from the pattern of intense weather- at least for a day.

Monday will be mostly cloudy and a few showers here and there are likely. Most areas will receive very little substantial rainfall though. Temperatures should climb into the mid and upper 70s this afternoon.

The front will push back north tonight as another wave of energy moves along it. This should bring some additional rain to the region after midnight tonight and into Tuesday morning. Some locally heavy rain is possible, though rain totals should not come close to Sunday’s. Still, it will not take a whole lot in the areas hit hard yesterday to produce more flooding. It is a situation that will need to be watched.

After another break on Wednesday, we will be under the gun for more rain on Thursday.

On the bright side, the severe weather risk this week looks much less than last week.

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.