Showers kick off wet week for the Finger Lakes

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Numerous chances for rain are in store for the Finger Lakes this week.

Numerous chances for rain are in store for the Finger Lakes this week.

Early Week Showers

Monday and Tuesday will be a bit unsettled and very warm across the Finger Lakes.

Warm air is surging north out ahead of a storm system developing over the middle of the country. This system will rapidly intensify as it passes through the northern Great Lakes and into eastern Canada.

The Finger Lakes will be on the warm side of this system. As the warm air pushes north, a few rounds of scattered showers will be possible. Most of these showers will fall on Monday, with plenty of dry time between showers. Some areas will see very little to no rain today.

Temperatures will rise into the low 70s Monday afternoon, but will be even warm on Tuesday. With southerly winds and some breaks of sun shine, temperatures Tuesday will top out a couple degrees on either side of 80. This will be near record warmth, but many areas will probably fall just shy of their record highs.

Tuesday’s rain will hold off until late in the day as a cold front approaches. Showers, along with a few downpours and maybe a rumble of thunder, will move across the area Tuesday evening.

Wednesday will turn out mostly dry. Temperatures will still be above normal, but not as warm, with highs in the upper 60s.

More Substantial Rain Late Week

A second storm system will target the Finger Lakes Thursday and Friday. This system will move directly over the area and could drop some very beneficial amounts of rain.

Rain will start to develop out ahead of the system as early as later Wednesday evening. The steadiest rain will probably be sometime around dawn Thursday, with showers later in the day. Another surge of warm air will move into the Finger Lakes, with some areas hitting the 70s yet again.

Thursday night and into Friday, a slow moving cold front will push through the region. Low pressure riding along this front will also move through, bringing the potential for some enhanced rain.

When all is said and done later Friday, some areas could see over two inches of rain during the course of the week.

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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