Rainy Sunday Across Finger Lakes

finger lakes rain forecast sunday august 21 2016
A cold front will bring showers this morning and steadier afternoon rain to the Finger Lakes on Sunday.

A cold front will bring showers this morning and steadier afternoon rain to the Finger Lakes on Sunday.

Some Needed Rainfall

The cold front will slowly push east across the Finger Lakes region during the day today. Showers are widespread this morning, but should taper a bit towards the mid and late morning, only to reintensify early this afternoon.

The rain should become widespread and steady, especially for the eastern half of the Finger Lakes. A few embedded rumbles of thunder will be possible, and there is even a very small chance for some gusty thunderstorm winds across the Southern Tier.

Areas to the west will receive less rain than those to the east. Some localized areas east of Seneca Lake could see over an inch of rain thanks to the embedded thunderstorms. A more general expectation is for a half to one inch to fall. West of Seneca Lake, it will be harder to get over a half inch of rain.

Rain will taper off from west to east during the afternoon. Refer to the map above, or your zip-code forecast, for the approximate time the rain should end.

The next chance for rain after today will not come until Thursday or Friday.

Brief Cool Down

Temperatures behind this front will be quite cool and comfortable.

As the core of the cool weather moves through on Monday, high temperatures will struggle to get much past 70 degrees.

Clear skies overnight will allow temperatures to slip well back into the 50s, with some of the colder outlying areas ending up in the 40s Tuesday morning.

It has been some time since we have seen temperatures in these ranges, but they will only be around for a very brief stay. By Wednesday, temperatures should be well into the 80s once again.

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.