Nice summer day Tuesday after areas of morning fog

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Skies will turn sunny in the Finger Lakes Tuesday after some areas of morning fog burn off. [Background photo by Joan Lockwood]

Mild, Less Humid Tuesday

After another round of rain and flooding on Monday, the Finger Lakes will get to enjoy a very nice day on Tuesday.

Dry air is working into the Finger Lakes behind the weather system that brought Monday’s thunderstorms.

Skies began to clear last night, which has led to the development of fog, especially in the valley locations and areas that saw rain on Monday.

This fog should burn off by the mid-morning hours, leaving sunny skies in place for the remainder of the day.

Temperatures will be near average today, topping out near or just above 80 degrees for most areas. Dew points will be in the low to mid 60s, which is less humid than it has been. Dry air will exist above the surface throughout the atmosphere, so I do not expect any precipitation today.

Skies will become completely clear again tonight with more areas of fog developing as lows slip back towards 60 degrees.

Rain Possible Midweek, Weekend

Of course, a single dry, sunny day will not do very much to help the overall situation of too much recent rainfall, especially for the southeastern Finger Lakes. Any chance for thunderstorms will bring additional flooding concerns until a prolonged period of little to no rain sets up.

The next chance for rain and thunderstorms will come during the middle of the week as a relatively weak system sweeps through.

There are disagreements on the timing of this system, which could trigger showers and thunderstorms as soon as Wednesday afternoon or as late as Thursday.

At this point, consider there to be at least a chance for some scattered showers and storms Wednesday afternoon and evening. This chance should become more clear by Wednesday morning. If it rains Wednesday, it likely will remain dry on Thursday.

Regardless of when this system moves through, high pressure should build in behind it for another day or two of dry weather centered on Friday.

However, early indications are for a stormy, wet weekend with areas of heavy rain. This will be something to monitor very closely.

There is a bit of good news though. The Climate Prediction Center’s current outlook for the middle of next week into early August is for increased chances of below normal rainfall. Let’s hope that comes to fruition.

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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.