Weather improves for Memorial Day

Most of the Finger Lakes will enjoy a rain free, less humid Memorial Day.
Most of the Finger Lakes will enjoy a rain free, less humid Memorial Day.

Most of the Finger Lakes will enjoy a rain free, less humid Memorial Day.

A cold front will push across the Finger Lakes today. The vast majority of the activity associated with this front will be well ahead of the front itself. Therefore, even as the front moves through, the majority of the Finger Lakes will have a dry Memorial Day.

The one exception may be the southeastern Finger Lakes. Areas from Elmira to Syracuse may see one or two isolated showers pop up, but even the vast majority of these areas should remain rain free. The chances for rain will increase southeast of Binghamton and Norwich, towards the Catskills.

The cold front will bring cooler temperatures and less humid air to the Finger Lakes. This will be welcome relief, and will be far from a chilly air mass. High temperatures today should reach near 80 degrees.

Tuesday and Wednesday are looking stupendous, with a good deal of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. The humidity will be low, with dew points mostly in the 40s and low 50s.

A slight increase in the temperature and humidity will move in for Thursday ahead of another cold front. A few showers will be possible late Thursday and possibly into early Friday. Temperatures Thursday may push to the mid 80s before returning to the 70s on Friday.

The weather next weekend is a bit uncertain at this point, but could be a little unsettled, especially on Sunday.

As a side note, Finger Lakes Weather will be offline Tuesday afternoon and evening. When you visit Wednesday morning, Finger Lakes weather will have a new look with some great new features, including a responsive, mobile friendly design and zip code based forecasts!

This redesigned website was made motivated by and made possible from the generous response to my fundraiser in early February, which exceeded my expectations. So, thank you once again for your support of Finger Lakes Weather!

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.