Few showers early Wednesday, Thursday do little to dent rain deficit

A few rain showers will be possible this morning and Thursday morning, but no significant rain will fall until early next week.
A few rain showers will be possible this morning and Thursday morning, but no significant rain will fall until early next week.

A few rain showers will be possible this morning and Thursday morning, but no significant rain will fall until early next week.

The Finger Lakes will have a couple of chances for light, insignificant rain showers over the next two mornings. However, these showers will do nothing to help with the abnormally dry conditions in place across the region.

This morning’s showers, which are quickly pushing east of the area, are associated with a weak front. Most of the showers have been across the northern parts of the region, with little to nothing further south. By the mid and late morning hours, these showers will exit the region, leaving a mix of sun and clouds for the remainder of the day.

A big ticket severe weather event will unfold today across the Midwest, with tornadoes possible in Illinois, followed by widespread and significant wind damage overnight tracking southeast into the Ohio Valley. A few showers on the far norther periphery of this massive squall line may sneak into the Finger Lakes towards dawn Thursday and Thursday morning. Again though, significant rain (along with severe weather) are not expected.

Like Wednesday, skies will turn sunny Thursday afternoon as high pressure builds in. Another hot, dry weekend will then unfold across the Finger Lakes.

High temperatures will be around 80 degrees on Friday before reaching the mid 80s on Saturday with 90s likely for a good portion of the area on Sunday. The humidity will remain tolerable, similar to last weekend.

How the weather evolves early next week is uncertain at this point, but there is at least a chance for some more significant rainfall. A cold front will approach the region and may bring rain and thunderstorms both Monday and Tuesday. Until then, our borderline drought conditions will only intensify.

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.