Turning Nicer Tuesday
The weather will turn out rather nice across the Finger Lakes today, but first, there is some fog and even a couple of showers to contend with.
Cool northwest winds and a moist atmosphere are leading to a couple of lake effect rain showers over the northern and eastern Finger Lakes this morning. These showers are quite isolated and many areas will not see any rain. Those that do could have a very brief downpour.
Further west, no precipitation is expected and the sun is already starting to overtake the clouds.
The trend will be for increasing sunshine this morning as dry air works in behind yesterday’s weather system. Clouds, and areas of fog will burn off this morning, leaving mostly sunny skies for the afternoon.
Temperatures will mostly be in the low 70s today, though a few places could sneak into the mid 70s this afternoon.
Skies will remain clear this evening as temperatures slide back through the 60s.
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The Foggy Season
Fog is a reality in and around the Finger Lakes all year long, but late summer is the prime “foggy season” for our region.
As nighttime temperatures start to get a bit cooler, fog often develops early in the morning, especially in valleys and near the lakes and rivers.
Such will be the case Wednesday morning with some locally dense fog developing in the typically fog prone areas. Early morning commuters may want to give themselves just a little bit of extra time.
The fog will burn off by mid-morning and the rest of the day will be sunny.
Temperatures will be a bit warmer on Wednesday, with many areas around or just shy of 80 degrees.
Thursday will be a repeat of Wednesday, just with a few more high, thin clouds during the afternoon and temperatures a couple of degrees warmer.
Next Chances for Rain
The next chances for rain in the Finger Lakes will come Friday into Saturday.
At this time, it appears that the incoming weather system will not be terribly well organized or robust.
A few showers will be possible on Friday, with some scattered showers and storms developing on Saturday.
Neither day looks like a washout at this point.
A stray shower may linger into Sunday and Monday, but neither of those days are currently expected to have significant or widespread precipitation.