Skies turn cloudier as storm system approaches

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Some sun will be possible at times Wednesday, but so will clouds and a few spotty showers.

Clouds will increase on Wednesday as a storm system approaches with a steady rain early Thursday.

Storm System Approaches

A complex storm system will creep closer to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday.

As this system draws near, clouds will mingle with some limited sunshine. A few showers will also be possible, especially later this afternoon, but most of the day will be dry.

Temperatures will push well into the 70s this afternoon. As usual, the warmest temperatures will be in the northern Finger Lakes between I-90 and Route 104. Here, upper 70s will be possible, with low and mid 70s for the rest of the region.

Overnight, some showers will start to approach from the southwest. By dawn Thursday, widespread steady rain will be in place over the Finger Lakes.

The rain should taper off to a few showers by the late morning or midday hours on Thursday. Scattered showers will continue through the afternoon and into Friday.

Temperatures will be cooler with the clouds and rain, with highs near 60 on Thursday and in the low 60s Friday.

Memorial Day Weekend Weather

The forecast for the Memorial Day Weekend remains uncertain. Here is what it looks like at this point though.

A second storm system should pass south of the area on Saturday. Like today, a couple stray showers may develop, but most of the time will be dry. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Sunday is quite uncertain as a third system moves into western New York from the southwest. If the morning remains dry and sunny, temperatures will push into the mid 70s and could set the stage for strong afternoon thunderstorms. A cloudy, showery Sunday morning would decrease that chance.

The same system will track northwest into Canada on Monday, eventually pushing a cold front through during the afternoon. More showers and thunderstorms could be possible along the front.

Please continue to monitor the forecast for changes over the coming days, as there is much to fine tune and adjust still.

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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.