Finger Lakes warm up into the weekend

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Some breaks of sunshine Saturday will help push temperatures to near record levels.

Temperatures will peak on Saturday with widespread 50s across the Finger Lakes.

End of Week Warming Trend

Temperatures have been staying above normal all of this week, but it certainly hasn’t been terribly warm.

That will change over the next few days as temperatures warm from the 30s, which is 5-10 degrees above normal, into the 50s, which is more like 20-25 degrees above normal.

Thursday will again see temperatures primarily stuck in the 30s. Skies will remain cloudy with a slight west wind becoming calm by this evening. As a result, temperatures will fluctuate very little over the course of the day.

Temperatures should drop into the upper 20s tonight as the clouds thin out and break up some. A south wind will also develop overnight.

A little sun will be possible early Friday, but the south wind will pump warmer air into the area. Look for temperatures well into the 40s on Friday.

Near record warmth is expected on Saturday as southerly winds continue to import warm air. Some breaks of sunshine will only help boost temperatures. Many areas will reach the mid 50s Saturday afternoon.

Sunday will be a touch cooler, but highs should still be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Cooler weather is possible early next week.

Rain Chances

There will not be a lot of precipitation over the coming days, but there are some chances for some light showers.

First, some areas of fog remain in place across the Finger Lakes this morning, so use due diligence while traveling. Fog and drizzle may persist into the afternoon, but will not be as thick and dreary as Wednesday was as the atmosphere begins to dry out.

Quiet weather conditions are expected Thursday night and Friday morning, but rain showers will move in from the southwest by Friday afternoon. This rain will be decaying as it moves into the Finger Lakes, Areas across the Southern Tier may see as much as a quarter inch of rain, while areas closer to Lake Ontario see less than a tenth of an inch.

A couple showers may linger into Saturday morning, but the day should otherwise be dry.

Sunday, too, should be mostly dry, but by late in the day, some shower activity may reach into the southern portions of the region.

These showers will be part of a large, complex storm system that will impact our region into the middle of next week.

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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.

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