A little rain for the Finger Lakes Monday

Most of the rain this week will fall before noon Monday.

Most of the rain this week will fall before noon Monday.

This rain is already moving across the Finger Lakes this morning. A few rumbles of thunder may be embedded within the rain. Generally, rainfall amounts will be around or less than a quarter-inch. This may bring some very short term relief to plants that have been adversely effected by the dry weather, but will do little for our overall rain deficit.

Some additional showers may develop this afternoon as a series of boundaries pass through the Finger Lakes. Temperatures will mostly be in the upper 70s and low 80s, but a few places could jump into the mid and even upper 80s should the sun come out for a prolonged period of time this afternoon.

These boundaries will shift east for Tuesday, keeping rain primarily east of the Finger Lakes. Some of the far eastern reaches, such as areas along I-81, could see a shower or storm in the afternoon tomorrow. West of I-81 though, the chances for rain are very low. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70s and low 80s once again.

The remainder of the week looks dry at this point. Clouds early Wednesday will transition to sunnier skies. Wednesday will be the coolest day of the week, with highs in the low and mid 70s. Some 80s may return as soon as Thursday, which should be sunny and dry.

If it rains again this week, it would be on Friday as a weak area of low pressure tracks to the north. More likely, however, this low will only act to drag warm air north, with highs in the mid and upper 80s. Some cooler temperatures in the 70s will move in behind this front for the 4th of July weekend.

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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 soap, or playing with his two young boys.