Great Friday for FLX, but some showers to start the 4th

High pressure will keep the Finger Lakes sunny and comfortably mild on Friday, but some rain showers will move through during the morning of July 4th.
High pressure will keep the Finger Lakes sunny and comfortably mild on Friday, but some rain showers will move through during the morning of July 4th.

High pressure is moving across the Great Lakes today, bringing clear skies and mild afternoon temperatures after a chilly start.Temperatures Friday morning are starting out in the 40s and low 50s thanks to clear skies overnight. The clear skies should stick with us through the vast majority of the day before some clouds start to work in this evening.

High temperatures on Friday should work into the mid 70s, which is comfortable but still a couple of degrees below normal.

Clouds will continue to thicken this evening as low pressure moves from the Ohio Valley into the Mid Atlantic and, eventually, southern New England. Rain to the northwest of this system should begin to move into the Finger Lakes sometime after midnight, with rain continuing into Saturday morning.

Most of the rain will be light, but a few heavier pockets are possible.

I am optimistic that the majority of the rain will move out for the afternoon hours, but there are some uncertainties regarding how quickly it departs. Eventually though, the rain should move out and skies will quickly clear, resulting in at least some sun to end the 4th of July and a fine evening for fireworks.

The Finger Lakes should enjoy two more sunny, dry days on Sunday and Monday before unsettled weather returns towards the middle of next 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.