Hot and dry weekend in the Finger Lakes

finger lakes weekend weather forecast
Hot, dry weather will continue for the weekend across the Finger Lakes.

Hot, dry weather will continue for the weekend across the Finger Lakes.The Finger Lakes weather forecast for the weekend has more of the same: no rain, plenty of sun and very warm temperatures. While this may be nice for outdoor activities, it certainly will not help the continued drought situation.

Tolerable Saturday

A cold front slid through the region on Friday. As expected, only very isolated showers developed, and even those that saw rain yesterday say minimal amounts.

The good news is that the front cleared out some of the humidity. After having dew points in the 70s yesterday and heat index values approaching 100 degrees, Saturday will be much more tolerable.

Temperatures will generally settle into the middle 80s, with the warmer areas reaching into the upper 80s, and the outlying, higher elevations sticking in the low 80s. Dew points will retreat into the 50s and 60s, keeping the heat index and actual temperature virtually the same.

It will also remain breezy today, with winds from the northwest generally between 10-15 mph with gusts of 20-30 mph.

Bright, sun filled skies this morning will gradually transition to a mix of sun and puffy, fair weather clouds. This evening, skies should clear again with temperatures dropping well into the 60s overnight.

Heat Returns Sunday

The surface wind will become nearly calm on Sunday. However, just above the surface, southwest winds will transport in much warmer air. With sunny skies once again, the warmer temperatures aloft will translate to warmer temperatures at the surface.

Many areas will reach 90 degrees yet again on Sunday. Some places in and around Rochester could even push for the mid 90s, while areas in the far eastern Finger Lakes have the best chance at remaining in the 80s.

The humidity will remain low, with dew points primarily in the 60s.This should keep the heat index near the actual temperature once again.

Clouds will increase during the evening hours, preventing temperatures from falling quickly during the evening. As a result, Sunday night will be hot and muggy. Some thunderstorms may be possible late at night as a cold front approaches.

Finger Lakes Events

There are always a myriad of things to do on any given weekend in the Finger Lakes. You can get the forecast for your specific event by entering in the zip code of the event location into the box at the very top of any page. This weekend there are two special events I’d like to highlight as well:

Grassroots Forecast

Grassroots in Trumansburg continues this weekend. Temperatures in Trumansburg should rise to around 87 degrees on Saturday with a high around 92 degrees on Sunday. Full Forecast Details

Finger Lakes Cheese Festival Forecast

The 5th Annual FLX Cheese Festival in Odessa takes place on Saturday. Temperatures should reach a high around 86 degrees. Full Forecast Details



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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.). Drew and his wife have four young boys. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.

4 Responses

  1. Ted Schiele

    It’s great knowing that a link to a new blog post will be in my email box first thing every morning. Thanks!

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      My pleasure!

  2. Jason howard

    I like the addition of the events at the end 🙂

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Great! I’ll be looking to do more of that in the future.