Extended period of dry weather in sight for the Finger Lakes

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After a period of showers Thursday, at least a week of dry, sunny weather is expected for the Finger Lakes. [Background Photo by Christianne White]

A Few More Showers

Low level moisture left behind by our last weather system is slowly eroding away Wednesday morning, but the next system is already approaching. Thankfully, behind this system, an extended period of dry weather is expected.

Sunshine will increase across the Finger Lakes this morning, only to have high, thin clouds work in by the afternoon hours.

As this weather system approaches, a few showers may skirt along the shore of Lake Ontario later this afternoon, with some additional showers in those areas an the far western Finger Lakes this evening.

Rain should increase in coverage by dawn Thursday with a period of on and off showers likely through Thursday morning.

This steadier rain should push east by the early afternoon, leaving behind a small chance for an isolated shower or light thunderstorm for the afternoon and evening hours.

A second area of low pressure will develop over the Midwest during this time. Originally, there was concern that this would bring heavy, flooding rains to the Finger Lakes on Friday.

I am pleased to say that this no longer looks to be the case with the low expected to track well to the south towards the Mid-Atlantic region.

Over the next 36 hours, most areas should see under a quarter-inch of rain.

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Sunny and Dry for a Change

Since that weather system is no longer expected to reach the Finger Lakes, Friday will instead kick off an extended period of dry, sunny weather for the Finger Lakes.

There will likely still be some high, thin clouds to contend with Friday and even on Saturday as that system passes by. By Sunday, skies should be mostly sunny.

Sunny skies will continue into Monday, with some fair weather clouds developing by Tuesday as temperatures warm back towards the 80s.

A couple pop-up showers and thunderstorms may be possible during the afternoon hours next week, but there is little in the way of weather systems to trigger these.

Therefore, I am expecting most areas to see very little to no rain throughout the duration of next week.

That is great news for the Finger Lakes.

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.