Hot with scattered storms Wednesday & Thursday

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A few scattered thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon, especially across the western parts of the Finger Lakes.

A few scattered thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon, especially across the western parts of the Finger Lakes.

Summer Weather Persists

The kids are back to school, but the weather is still on summer vacation. Above normal temperatures and a few thunderstorms will make it seem like July across the Finger Lakes on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday will see temperatures push into the upper 80s for much of the Finger Lakes region. A few areas near Rochester could sneak into the low 90s, while some of the cooler, outlying areas will stay in the mid 80s.

Temperatures at this time of the year are typically in the low 70s. While some 10-20 degrees above normal, most places will stay well below their daily records, which are mostly in the mid and even upper 90s.

A few scattered thunderstorms may pop up this afternoon. The best chance for rain will be across western parts of the region. Places like Bath, Canadaigua and Batavia have a better chance at seeing rain than Ithaca, Cortland or Syracuse. Still, not everyone in the western Finger Lakes will see rain today.

A few showers may drift east this evening before falling apart.

Thursday will be a couple degrees hotter with widespread temperatures near or above 90 degrees. The thunderstorm chance tomorrow is a bit uncertain, but may focus more across the eastern Finger Lakes.

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Battle of the Seasons

While summer has the upper hand for the next few days, autumn will be fighting back. The result will be a roller-coaster of temperatures over the next week.

The thunderstorms on Thursday will be along a cold front which will send temperatures back into the upper 70s and low 80s for Friday. The heat will come back with more 90s possible on Saturday, only to be beat back again with low and mid 70s on Sunday.

More up and downs are expected next week, with temperatures well into the 80s again by Tuesday, but possibly not reaching 70 degrees later in the week.

Unfortunately, with all of the changing temperatures, it does not look like there will be many bouts of substantial rain. Cold fronts Thursday and Saturday will move through during the night, limiting the amount of rain.

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.

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