Beneficial soaking rain for FLX this weekend

Widespread rain will spread across the Finger Lakes through Saturday morning and persist into the evening hours. Additional showers are likely into Monday.
Widespread rain will spread across the Finger Lakes through Saturday morning and persist into the evening hours. Additional showers are likely into Monday.

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.

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.

One Response

  1. Joan Lockwood
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    I bet lots of people have been asking what you think the winter may be like. Add me to the list! Is it likely we’ll see another bitterly cold and snowy winter? A mild one?

    Thanks for all your good work!

    Joan