Weather settles down in time for the 4th of July

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A stretch of dry weather will grace the Finger Lakes during and around the 4th of July holiday. The next chance for rain will be Thursday.

Sunny and Dry for a Change

The Finger Lakes will finally get a chance to catch its breath after what has seemed like a never-ending parade of rain and thunderstorms, and just in time for the biggest holiday of the summer.

High pressure will build into the northeastern United States for the first half of the 4th of July week, resulting in some nearly picture perfect weather across the Finger Lakes.

A few clouds are drifting through the area Monday morning ahead of a final disturbance that is rotating around low pressure over eastern Canada.

Thankfully, this disturbance is passing through in the morning when the atmosphere is stable. The radar is devoid of showers and no precipitation is expected to develop until the disturbance is well southeast of the Finger Lakes.

Monday afternoon will be a mix of sun and clouds with comfortable temperatures in the mid 70s.

Tuesday, July 4th, will be a repeat of Monday, only without the morning clouds. Sunny skies early will gradually give way to some scattered fair weather clouds. No precipitation is expected in or anywhere near the Finger Lakes with high pressure taking firm control. Temperatures will again reach the mid 70s.

Wednesday, too, will be sunny with temperatures climbing a bit higher. Most areas should see the upper 70s Wednesday.

The next few evenings will be perfect for the 4th of July fireworks as well. Temperatures will be comfortable in the 60s with mostly clear skies. Some areas of fog will develop during the evening and overnight hours, especially in the typically foggy valleys and in the wake of larger fireworks displays.

Fog will burn off during the early morning hours with overnight lows generally in the 50s.

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Next Chances for Rain

A storm system will approach from the southwest late in the week. Warmer temperatures and higher levels of humidity will accompany this system, resulting in chances for thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms on Thursday at this time look to mainly be over western areas as the system first starts to approach. Showers and storms should track east Thursday night.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout both Friday and Saturday, but neither day looks to be a complete wash out at this point.

Temperatures will be in the 80s before the storm system moves east and 70s return for the weekend.

At this time, there is no indication one way or the other whether there will be severe thunderstorms or a flash flooding risk.

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. Gita Devi
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    This is great news as my basement sump pump has been working overtime the past few days. Thanks, as always, for your amazing forecasts.

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