Local downpours slowly drift through the Finger Lakes

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Showers and some heavier downpours will drift east Thursday, mostly impacting the southern half of the Finger Lakes.

Rain Slides East

Rain associated with the last remnants of Irma will slowly drift east across the southern half of the Finger Lakes today.

So far, this rain has mostly been over the western parts of the region. The slow moving nature of the rain, along with some heavier downpours, prompted a flash flood warning early this morning in the Jamestown area.

The slow moving nature of the rain, along with some heavier downpours, prompted a flash flood warning early this morning in the Jamestown area.

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Locally heavy rain is possible on Thursday while other areas remain dry. Stay updated with the latest interactive local radar for the Finger Lakes.

As the barely detectable low pressure system that once was Irma tracks east across Pennsylvania, so too will this area of rain start to creep eastward.

There should also be a weakening trend this morning before activity re-intensifies this afternoon, mostly east of the Finger Lakes.

Locally, rain amounts over an inch are possible if a heavier downpour remains parked over an area. Otherwise, rain amounts will generally be light.

For areas along and north of I-90, there may be very little if any rain today.

Weather Improves for the Weekend

High pressure will build in behind today’s rain, setting up an amazing weekend.

Friday will be quite nice across the Finger Lakes. There will only be a small chance for a stray shower across the southeastern parts of the region during the afternoon hours. Most areas will stay completely dry though.

Temperatures will be comfortably warm, with highs in the mid and low 70s.

On Saturday and Sunday, high pressure will be directly overhead, resulting in light winds, sunny skies, and a complete lack of precipitation.

Temperatures will remain warm, with highs both Saturday and Sunday within a couple degrees on either side of 80.

Monday should also be very nice before a cold front Tuesday knocks temperatures back a couple of degrees. Still, near to above normal temperatures should persist for much of the remainder of September.

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.