Another Nice Day Thursday
Thursday should turn out to be another nice late summer day in the Finger Lakes.
Skies are bright and sunny to start the day and should remain sun filled throughout.
Some of the sunshine will be filtered by some high, thin cirrus clouds that will work in this afternoon out ahead of a storm system. A few fair weather clouds should also bubble up this afternoon.
No precipitation is expected for the most part. A brief, widely isolated shower cannot be completely ruled out during the latter half of the afternoon. Most, if not all of the Finger Lakes should remain dry though.
Temperatures will sneak a degree or two above normal, with highs topping out in the low 80s. The humidity will remain in check though, so it should not feel too uncomfortable for most people.
With the cirrus deck in place tonight, there is a chance for some especially pretty sunset scenery. The cirrus clouds will persist into the overnight hours, helping keep temperatures in the 60s through the night.
Small Chances for Rain
The approaching storm system will have an influence on our weather for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. None of these days look like a washout though.
In fact, there is a good chance that a number of places will get through all three days with little to no precipitation.
On Friday, there will just be a couple of late afternoon showers that will pop up on the leading edge of the storm system. These are expected to be light and most areas will probably not see any rain.
The best chance for rain will be during the midday and early afternoon hours on Saturday. Especially if some sun works out early Saturday, some scattered showers and storms will pop up by midday Saturday.
These storms are not expected to be widespread or strong. Severe weather and flash flooding are very unlikely.
Showers and storms will push east, leaving the Finger Lakes dry for the latter half of Saturday afternoon.
Lastly, on Sunday, a weak boundary on the back side of the storm system will drop south, touching off a few light, isolated showers during the afternoon.
Overall, this system should have a very minimal impact on most people this weekend. Temperatures will slowly retreat, with highs near 80 on Friday, in the upper 70s Saturday, and mid 70s on Sunday.