Weather forecast for Memorial Day Weekend improving

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There will still some rain Sunday night and possibly Monday, but much of the holiday weekend is looking rather nice.

It is looking more and more likely that the Finger Lakes will enjoy a fair amount of nice weather during the holiday weekend.

First System Departs Friday

The area of low pressure that brought the rain to the Finger Lakes on Thursday is positioned over southern New England this morning. The back edge of the steady precipitation is over eastern New York, well to the east of our area. The rain will pull further and further away as the low tracks northeast out to sea.

A cool, damp flow of air from the northwest is feeding into the system. A few embedded disturbances within that northwest flow will kick up a few showers across the Finger Lakes from time to time today.

None of the rain should be heavy, nor should it last a long time. The showers will be scattered, so some areas may not see more than a little drizzle today.

Clouds will remain thick across the area. Along with the northwest wind, the clouds will keep temperatures in check with a high today only around 60 degrees.

A little drizzle will remain possible overnight, but generally, conditions should dry out.

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Two Systems This Weekend

The next system that will pass by the Finger Lakes will be Saturday morning.

This small, fairly weak system will track from the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic. As it does so, the northern edge of its precipitation will just clip the Southern Tier and southern Finger Lakes.

The steadiest rain, which will only fall for an hour or two, will track across the counties bordering Pennsylvania between 9 am and 1 pm. A few showers may make it as far north as Dansville, Penn Yan, and Cortland.

Areas further north should not see any rain on Saturday.

Clouds in the morning will give way to some sun during the afternoon with temperatures in the mid to perhaps upper 60s.

The next system will not approach the area from the southwest until Sunday evening. Before it arrives, much of Sunday should be quite sunny and dry. Temperatures will range from the low 70s across the Southern Tier to the upper 70s in the Lake Ontario Lowlands.

Showers and perhaps some thunderstorms will move in Sunday evening. A few showers may linger into Monday morning, but the rest of the day should trend sunnier and drier with highs in the low and mid 70s.

Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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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