A couple showers Thursday & Friday before a soaking rain Saturday

A small disturbance will bring a couple of showers to the region Thursday and Friday, but widespread heavy rain is likely on Saturday.
A small disturbance will bring a couple of showers to the region Thursday and Friday, but widespread heavy rain is likely on Saturday.

Thursday is off to a pleasant start across the Finger Lakes with a mix of sun, some clouds, and comfortable temperatures.

As the day goes on though, clouds will become more widespread and a few showers will enter the picture as a disturbance drops southeast from the Upper Great Lakes. A few more showers may be possible on Friday as well.

Temperatures both Thursday and Friday will be in the low to mid 70s.

Unfortunately, if you have plans outside this weekend (which I do…), there will be plenty of rain and cool weather to spoil your plans.

Low pressure will meander from the Ohio Valley into Pennsylvania on Saturday before tracking through the Finger Lakes on Sunday. A secondary low may even develop off the east coast in a set-up that looks more like a mid-winter snow storm than the last weekend in June.

Saturday will likely be a total washout, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Steady moderate to heavy rain will push north slowly and linger for a solid 9-12 hours, or more, before tapering to showers. Scattered showers will continue throughout Sunday.

Total rainfall this weekend will generally be 1-2″, but some areas could see as much as 3″. Current flash flood guidance indicates that we should be ok and not see many flooding problems, but it will be a situation to watch over the coming days.

In addition to the rain this weekend, temperatures will be 20º below normal, with highs Saturday and Sunday struggling to get past 60º.

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.