Showers present for much of Tuesday

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Rain showers will develop this morning and persist into the afternoon.

It will be another cloudy, rainy day across the Finger Lakes, but sunny skies await for Wednesday.

Showers Tuesday

A storm system will track northeast across Pennsylvania today. As it does so, rain showers will spread north into the Finger Lakes this morning and continue into the afternoon hours.

Last night, I mentioned that the rain may have a difficult time coming north. This does look to be the case, with the northern Finger Lakes only seeing some light showers today.

The steadiest rain will be across the Southern Tier and southeastern Finger Lakes. Up to a quarter inch of new rain could fall across these areas, with lesser amounts further north and west.

The rain will increase from southwest to northeast between 8 and 11 am. A couple of hours of showers is likely before the rain tapers off from northwest to southeast between 2 and 5 pm.

Temperatures today will rise from morning lows in the low and mid 40s to afternoon highs near or just above 50 degrees.

Clearing Skies

Skies will start to have some partial clearing this evening as the storm system pulls away.

If the clouds pull out quick enough, there is a slight chance of seeing the Northern Lights tonight as a geomagnetic storm continues to impact Earth.

Areas of fog may develop for early Wednesday morning as temperatures drop back into the low 30s.

Once any fog burns off, Wednesday will be a bright, sunny day. Temperatures will mostly be in the upper 40s, though one or two areas could hit 50 degrees.

Clouds will be on the increase Wednesday night and into Thursday. Most of the clouds will be high, thinner clouds, so some sunshine may still be able to filter through the clouds. Temperatures Thursday will be cooler, with low and mid 40s.

March Ends Wet

Another storm system will move in for Thursday night with more rain.

Rain will persist into Friday, and much of the day will likely be wet. As the storm system pulls away Friday night, cool air will work in and a few flurries will be possible. No more than a light coating of snow is expected, mostly over the higher elevations of the eastern Finger Lakes.

More sunshine should build in for the weekend behind this system.

Temperatures Friday and Saturday may be a bit cool, but Sunday, at this point, is looking nice with highs in the 50s.


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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.

3 Responses

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  2. Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

    There is a standard for drizzle based on the size of the water droplets, but that is pretty useless in operational forecasting. To me, showers means off and on rain and/or rain light enough that you can get from your car to the grocery store without getting uncomfortably wet. With rain you may want an umbrella, and heavy rain will soak you in a short time.

  3. John

    Is there a standard for what is meant by Showers, Drizzle, Rain, etc?