Friday rain a bit ahead of schedule

Rain along the leading edge of hot and humid air will move into the Finger Lakes for Friday and Friday evening. Temperatures may push 90º by Sunday.
Rain along the leading edge of hot and humid air will move into the Finger Lakes for Friday and Friday evening. Temperatures may push 90º by Sunday.

Rain showers are moving across the Great Lakes this morning as warmer air pushes northeast.

These showers are a bit ahead of schedule. Originally, rain was supposed to hold off until late this afternoon. Now, however, some showers may be possible this morning as the leading edge of the rain moves northeast towards northern New York.

There will be a better chance for rain this afternoon and evening as the warm front gets closer to our area. There may even be a few thunderstorms that develop after midnight that could bring some locally heavier rain. For the most part though, this should be a pretty light rain event.

Computer model guidance still insists on a few scattered showers across the region during both the morning and afternoon hours on Saturday. I think that there may be a few brief sprinkles here and there, but by and large, most of the day and area should be dry.

Temperatures will be warming by leaps and bounds over the next few days. High temperatures today will likely be in the low 70s with the clouds and showers around. We should add 7-10 degrees for Saturday, with highs near or slightly above 80º. Sunday will easily be the warmest day we have had since early in the summer, if not all of 2015 so far, with many spots pushing towards 90º. With dew points very muggy near 70º, it will feel more like the low and mid 90s.

Anytime from Sunday afternoon through Sunday night, scattered thunderstorms will be possible. Some of these could become briefly strong, but very heavy rain will probably be more of a threat.

 

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.