Showers drift through the Finger Lakes early Tuesday

finger lakes weather forecast rain tuesday april 25 2017
These April Showers will not be heavy and will generally move out of the Finger Lakes by the afternoon. [Photo by Janet Steiner]
Rain showers Tuesday morning will drift north, leaving a mostly dry afternoon with a little sun possible.

Rain Showers Early

The Finger Lakes Radar shows an area of light rain showers across the Finger Lakes this morning.

These showers are the result of a push of moisture from the south in association with a slow moving storm system over the southeast United States. This system has been hitting North Carolina particularly hard and the city of Raleigh is under a flash flood emergency due to significant flooding.

No such problems are anticipated in the Finger Lakes with rain amounts today staying well under a half inch.

The showers will continue to drift north through the morning, and by the afternoon, should mostly be out of the area.

A period of sunshine may develop this afternoon, helping to push temperatures into the mid or even upper 70s.

Clouds will rethicken tonight, and the eastern Finger Lakes, in particular, may see a few more showers.

Warming Trend

Morning clouds on Wednesday will gradually give way to some sunshine. Depending on how much sun comes out and how quickly, temperatures should be similar to today with mid and upper 60s.

Thursday will be a sunny and much warmer day. Many places will reach at least the upper 70s, with low 80s a real possibility across the northern Finger Lakes. Rochester and points west may even sneak into the mid 80s.

A weak cold front will slide through Thursday night with a couple of rain showers. This front will set temperatures back to around 70 degrees on Friday.

Temperatures this weekend are a bit uncertain on exactly how warm they will be, but they are expected to remain well above normal.

Next week, the temperature is expected to return closer to normal, but will still likely be a few degrees above the seasonal average. This translates to highs well into the 60s.

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.