Surprise! More rain ahead for the Finger Lakes

finger lakes weather forecast thunderstorms monday june 5
Thunderstorms are likely this afternoon for the southern and eastern Finger Lakes. A couple could be a bit strong.

More rain is likely for the Finger Lakes this afternoon and through Tuesday as low pressure meanders overhead.

Monday Thunderstorm Threat

After just a few isolated showers or thunderstorms across the Finger Lakes this morning, more widespread activity will spring up during the early and mid afternoon hours.

Storm development will likely initiate between 1-3 pm, with thunderstorms becoming widespread across the Southern and Eastern Finger Lakes during the mid and late afternoon hours.

The best chance for storms will be in the darker green shading in the image above. Here, showers and storms will be widesspread and a few could become strong with gusty winds and small hail.

The wind damage threat is mostly limited to small branches and weak, already comprimised trees. Significant or widespread damage is unlikely.

The further north and west, the lower the chacne for storms and severe weather.

Before storms fire this afternoon, temperatures should flirt with 70 degrees.

Showery and Cool Tuesday

Low pressure will spin across the Finger Lakes this evening. As it heads into Central New York, showers will wrap back around the low this evening.

While the central Finger Lakes may be in a dry spot relative to the low’s position, the eastern and western Finger Lakes will both see increasing shower activity tonight.

Rain will become more widespread towards dawn Tuesday and should overspread the entire region for a few hours in the morning. The steadiest rain will pull off to the northeast, but scattered showers will remain in place into Tuesday evening.

Temperatures Tuesday will start in the mid and upper 50s. For western areas, the temperature may rise to the low 60s. Further east though, temperatures will be steady or will even fall. The I-81 corridor, for example, couple end up in the low 50s by Tuesday afternoon.

A Pattern Change in Sight?

A slow but steady improvement in our weather is starting to become evident in the medium and longer range forecast.

Wednesday may still be rather dismal across the Southern Tier with a few more showers and more 50s. The Northern Finger Lakes, however, may end up with some sun and temperatures into the 60s.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday may all have a chance for a few rain showers, but none of these days look to be overly rainy.

Temperatures will start a steady climb over this period, with upper 60s Thursday, low 70s Friday, mid 70s Saturday, and finally upper 70s on Sunday.

Above normal temperatures may be possible next week and into the later part of June.



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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