Chilly Wednesday with morning showers

Cold air and gusty winds will move in behind a batch of showers this morning.
Cold air and gusty winds will move in behind a batch of showers this morning.

Cold air and gusty winds will move in behind a batch of showers this morning.

The showers moving through this morning are associated with an impressive disturbance tracking east across northern Pennsylvania. At a different time, such a potent disturbance could have caused quite a bit of severe thunderstorm trouble, but the atmosphere is cold and stable this morning, so no thunderstorms are expected.

The majority of the rain showers will move out of the area by 8 or 9am. Most areas will not receive much rain. Rain amounts will be on the order of a tenth of an inch or less. Once this batch of showers moves through, precipitation today should be limited to just a couple stray showers here and there which will amount to very little.

Gusty northwest winds will develop behind this disturbance. The strongest winds will be this afternoon, with gusts of 30-35 mph. Temperatures will only climb to near 60 for most areas before dropping back into the 50s this evening. Skies should remain cloudy throughout the night, keeping temperatures within a few degrees on either side of 50 degrees.

Thursday is looking sunnier and a bit warmer. Some areas may reach the mid 60s, while the rest of the region will be in the low 60s. Lows Thursday night will drop back into the 40s for most areas. Friday, too, looks quiet with highs mostly in the mid and upper 60s.

Warmer, more humid air will make a push towards us for Saturday, with highs well into the 70s or even near 80 degrees. A disturbance will drop southeast out of Canada, triggering severe thunderstorms for somewhere in the lower Great Lakes. It is looking less likely that this will happen here, with eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania seeming more favorable. Still, this will be something to watch closely over the coming days.

Temperatures will back off into the 60s again for Sunday and Monday before the weather remembers it is June and steadily warms back up next week.

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.