Rain moves through FLX Friday morning

Rain is moving through the Finger Lakes Friday morning, but the afternoon will be mostly dry.
Rain is moving through the Finger Lakes Friday morning, but the afternoon will be mostly dry.

Rain is moving through the Finger Lakes Friday morning, but the afternoon will be mostly dry.

A widespread, steady rain has moved into the Finger Lakes this morning as low pressure tracks northeast across Ontario. The rain will last a few hours, then taper off by the late morning and midday hours. An isolated shower or two may pop up this afternoon, but for the most part, the day looks dry once this batch of rain moves out.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler behind the front, but it will still be a pleasant day. Expect high temperatures in the upper 60s this afternoon for most of the Finger Lakes. Some areas could hit 70 degrees if a little sun comes out.

Conditions look quiet tonight. Temperatures will initially drop back into the upper 40s, but may rise a bit in the few hours before dawn as warm air moves back north ahead of Saturday’s system.

The forecast for Saturday continues to evolve and remains a bit uncertain. A second widespread, prolonged rainfall is looking *less* likely for the Finger Lakes. Instead, a batch of showers may move through during the middle of the day, only lasting an hour or so.

Things may get interesting by the afternoon though. There are at least a few indications that a line of thunderstorms could develop along the cold front during the afternoon hours. The western Finger Lakes have a lower chance of seeing thunderstorms as the cold air works in quickly, but temperatures in the eastern Finger Lakes could push into the upper 60s.

This could lead to thunderstorm development, including the possibility for some locally strong to severe storms with strong winds being the primary threat. I will be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned throughout the day Saturday.

Cold air floods in behind the front, with highs on Sunday only in the mid 40s. Strong winds, gusting to 40 mph at times, and widespread showers will complete the miserable day. Some places could snow mix in with the rain early Sunday morning or late in the afternoon.

The weather will clear out Sunday night, leaving frosty conditions Monday morning followed by a sunny, cool day. The middle of next week is uncertain, but may end up unsettled.

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.