Ready for something new? Summer on its way for the Finger Lakes

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A stretch of primarily dry weather will accompany a big surge in temperatures by next week.

After a long stretch of below normal temperatures, the switch will get flipped to summer by the end of the weekend.

Drying Out

The long stretch of wet and dismal weather is over for the Finger Lakes.

Skies are sunny across a good portion of the Finger Lakes this morning while some clouds still linger over the Southern Tier.

Those clouds will be pushed out of the region and a mostly sunny day is ahead. No precipitation is expected.

A large storm system will race up the east coast on Thursday, but will be well east of the Finger Lakes. After some morning fog, more sun is expected for Thursday.

A couple of late afternoon showers or isolated thunderstorms may try to develop on Thursday, particularly for eastern and southern areas. The vast majority of the region will remain dry, though.

More dry weather is expected on Friday, with again just a very small chance for a shower ovre the far eastern reaches of the Finger Lakes.

A subtle disturbance will bring a few scattered showers on Saturday before very dry conditions set in for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible late Wednesday.

Heating Up

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The Finger Lakes will quickly transition from below normal temperatures into the throes of summer with high heat and humidity.

Before we arrive at the opposite end of the temperature spectrum, we will enjoy a few days of pleasant, near normal temperatures. Normal for this time of the year is around 75 degrees.

Highs on Wednesday will still be a touch below normal, with mid and upper 60s across the Finger Lakes. Thursday will be closer to average, with highs in the low to perhaps mid 70s. Friday’s temperatures will be similar.

Saturday will be the first day temperatures sneak above normal, with most places seeing highs in the upper 70s.

After that, the heat is on, with mid 80s on Sunday and upper 80s to near 90 degrees Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week.

Along with the increasing temperature will be increasing humidity. Dewpoints will be uncomfortable in the 60s Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, but may become oppressive in the 70s Wednesday and Thursday next week. That could easily push the heat index well into the 90s.





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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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