Hot Late Summer Weather

finger lakes temperatures tuesday september 20 2016
Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal for the next few days.

Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal for the next few days.

More Hot Weather

Temperatures will be heating up across the Finger Lake once again, with three of the next four days expected to have highs into the 80s.

The average high for this time of the year is about 70 degrees, so these temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal. Record highs will be safe at most of the longer running observation stations. Rochester, for example, has a record high today of 91 degrees set way back in 1895.

Temperatures for Rochester, and much of the northern and central Finger Lakes will reach the mid 80s this afternoon. This includes places like Penn Yan, Geneva, Ithaca and Syracuse.

The remainder of the Finger Lakes should reach the low 80s, with highs near 80 along the Lake Ontario shore, and in the higher elevations of southwest New York and Central New York.

A weak front will move through late today, possibly with a stray light shower. This front will put temperatures back into the upper 70s to near 80 on Wednesday, but Thursday and Friday will be back into the low and mid 80s.

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Summer’s Last Gasp?

If you are a big fan of the heat, you may want to savor these next few days.

A cold front is expected to move through Friday night. This front will usher in a significant change in our weather that will spell a cool end to September.

The core of this shot of cold air will come through this weekend. Currently, high temperatures on Saturday are expected to be in the low 60s, with Sunday being a struggle to even reach 60 degrees.

Low temperatures Monday morning could drop into the 30s for some parts of our region.

Temperatures will likely remain near or below normal through the end of the month. By the time we reach early October, average highs will only be in the mid 60s and it will be increasingly difficult to reach 80 degrees 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 soap, or playing with his two young boys.

2 Responses

  1. Wendy
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    It’s been such a great Summer, I hate to see it end. But I am looking forward to the wonderful feel of crisp Fall air.