Bouts of rain into the weekend

Rain will be likely on Thursday morning, with some areas receiving over an inch of new rainfall.
Rain will be likely on Thursday morning, with some areas receiving over an inch of new rainfall.

Rain will be likely on Thursday morning, with some areas receiving over an inch of new rainfall.

Widespread Rain Expected Thursday Morning

A stalled out area of low pressure over the Midwest will keep our weather unsettled for the end of this week and into the weekend. There will be numerous chances for rain over the coming days, the first of which will be Thursday morning.

A few showers may start to work into the Finger Lakes from the south as early as Wednesday evening, but the bulk of the precipitation will hold off until after 3am. After that time, a slug of precipitation will slide north before turning west as it wraps around the parent low to the west.

The result will be a wet morning for the Finger Lakes region on Thursday. The southwest half of the region has the best chance of seeing some heavier rain. Rain amounts could be over an inch for a large portion of the dark green shaded area. Most of the remainder of the Finger Lakes should see a healthy dose of rain, but rain amounts over an inch will be the exception, not the norm.

There will be a rather sharp cutoff between areas that see rain and those that don’t. There is some uncertainty in the exact location of that line, but generally speaking, most of the Finger Lakes should see a decent shot of rain.

Rain Expectation Through the Weekend

After the more widespread rain Thursday morning, the precipitation should taper to a few scattered showers for Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Some additional rain may set up in a narrow corridor that stretches from southeast to northwest across the Finger Lakes on Friday.

Some additional rain may set up in a narrow corridor that stretches from southeast to northwest across the Finger Lakes on Friday. The likelihood of such a band developing, along with where and how much rain would fall from it, remains unclear at this point.

The weekend does not look like a washout, though there will definitely be showers around from time to time. As is often the case with these types of systems, nailing down when and where the showers may be this far in advance is difficult at best and fruitless at worst.

Upcoming Temperatures

Before the rain moves in Thursday, Wednesday will be a nice day with sun, some clouds, and slightly above normal temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

However, with the clouds and rain Thursday and possibly Friday, temperatures will be held in check. High temperatures will only reach the upper 50s and low 60s both days.

The temperatures for the weekend are less certain and will depend on the presence of clouds and rain. Temperatures are generally expected to be in the 60s on Saturday and could push towards the 70s on Sunday.

Temperatures next week mostly look to be around normal, which means in the upper half of the 60s and a few pushes towards 70 degrees.

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.