A series of low pressures will move through the Finger Lakes this weekend, bringing some much needed soaking rain.
Rain is already falling all across Western New York and the western Finger Lakes early Saturday morning. As the morning turns to early afternoon, this rain will expand eastward through the remainder of the Finger Lakes and into Central New York.
As low pressure currently over southern Pennsylvania lifts north, the rain will expand further and become heavier for the late afternoon and evening hours. However, this low will also drag a ‘dry slot’ north into the eastern Finger Lakes, which could cut rain totals in half for those areas as the rain prematurely tapers to showers.
During the day on Sunday, the parent low pressure system in the upper parts of the atmosphere will slowly spin its way across the Finger Lakes. This will result in more showers throughout Sunday. The rain will not be as widespread or steady on Sunday as on Saturday.
In all, many places will get 1-2″ of rain this weekend, with most of that falling on Saturday. Areas that get cut off from the rain early due to the dry slot will see more like 0.5-1″. Some areas could exceed 2″ of rain, but flash flooding is not expected to be a concern.
With the clouds and showers around, temperatures will mostly be stuck in the 60s this weekend, though it is possible that some locations, even during the afternoon hours, may sit in the upper 50s.
This low will finally begin to move away on Monday, but showers will remain possible, at the very least in the morning hours.