Showers taper off as cooler air settles in

8am Radar showers two final batches of rain, one over the eastern Finger Lakes and another moving into the western Finger Lakes. Behind these bands of rain, most of Thursday should remain dry.
8am Radar showers two final batches of rain, one over the eastern Finger Lakes and another moving into the western Finger Lakes. Behind these bands of rain, most of Thursday should remain dry.

A series of cold fronts moving through the Finger Lakes will bring a few more showers this morning before a dryer afternoon.

Two batches of rain Thursday morning were still in the area. A small area of showers over the eastern Finger Lakes is quickly moving away from the region. Meanwhile, a larger area of rain along one of the cold fronts is moving northeast into the western Finger Lakes. Most of this precipitation is heading for Lake Ontario via the Rochester area, but trailing showers south into Pennsylvania will cross the rest of the Finger Lakes.

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Behind this cold front, the air is dryer with very few showers. This dry air should move in for the afternoon, with the only precipitation expected northeast of Lake Erie as some lake effect develops from Buffalo to the western suburbs of Rochester.

Cooler air will start to move into the Finger Lakes as well, and temperatures may drop a couple of degrees this afternoon into the low 50s and upper 40s.

A few more showers will be possible tonight, especially after midnight, as one more front slides through. Friday, except for an early morning shower, should be dry and there may even be a little sun in the afternoon. Temperatures will be cool though, with highs in the mid 40s.

Halloween looks dry, but cloudy and still cool, with highs near 50 and evening temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. More showers will move in after midnight and linger into Sunday, but the weather will improve thereafter. Most of next week looks sunny and dry with highs well into the 60s.

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.