Finger Lakes misses out on storms, needed rain

Low pressure will move from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic, only sparing a few scattered showers for the Finger Lakes.
Low pressure will move from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic, only sparing a few scattered showers for the Finger Lakes.

Low pressure will move from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic, only sparing a few scattered showers for the Finger Lakes.

This is both a good and bad thing for our region. On the negative side, we could really use the rain, as I detailed yesterday. Some rain showers did move through overnight, but generally speaking, the rain was not overly substantial and did little to nothing to put a dent in our rain deficits.

On the plus side though, as the low tracks southeast towards hot and humid air, severe thunderstorms will become likely across the Mid-Atlantic. Here in the Finger lakes, there is no chance for severe weather today, as we stay on the cooler, less humid side of the system.

The sun will be in and out of clouds today, with just a few scattered showers from time to time. Many areas will probably see little to no additional rain today. Those that do see a shower will only have to deal with a brief period of mostly light rain.

High temperatures Thursday will range from the upper 70s to the low 80s. Friday will be just a touch cooler, with highs in the mid and upper 70s. Again, one or two showers may pop up, but they will be scattered and unsubstantial.

High pressure will build in for the weekend, bringing some glorious weather to the Finger Lakes. Sun filled skies both Saturday and Sunday will combine with warming temperatures, low humidity and light winds for nearly perfect weather. Highs will be near or just above 80 degrees on Saturday, with mid and upper 80s on Sunday. Dew points will generally be in the 50s, so even Sunday will not feel overly oppressive.

Do keep in mind, however, that the summer solstice is on Monday. The sun is at its highest point in the sky and is therefore its strongest. With scarcely even a cloud on Saturday and just a few fair weather clouds on Sunday, the risk for sun burn will be very high. Please remember to take proper precautions against the sun, even during the morning and late day hours.

The heat will continue to build in on Monday, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. The humidity will still not be oppressive, but it will be a bit higher than over the weekend. A cold front will break the heat Tuesday morning with some showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Temperatures will then spend most of the remainder of next week in the 70s, but a lack of substantial rain will continue to deepen our dry spell.

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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.