Nearly perfect weather for the Finger Lakes this weekend

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Sunshine and comfortably mild temperatures will make for a perfect weekend to get outdoors and enjoy the Finger Lakes.

Great Weather for the Weekend

The weather this weekend will be pretty close to perfect, and certainly a far cry from what it has been much of the summer.

High pressure has built into the region and brought a nice stretch of great weather with it.

Some high, thin clouds are likely throughout Saturday, especially early on in the day. The sun will still shine through these clouds, and no precipitation is expected.

These clouds are associated with a coastal storm over the Mid-Atlantic that will remain far south and east of the Finger Lakes.

A north wind between this storm system and our high pressure will get a bit gusty late this morning and into the afternoon. A few places may see gusts over 30 mph at times.

Still, despite the north wind, temperatures should reach the mid 70s this afternoon.

Sunday will be even nicer. The thin clouds will depart, the wind will lessen, and we will tack on a few more degrees to the temperature. Most areas will see highs in the upper 70s on Sunday.

Next Week Gets Hotter

As high pressure slides to the east, winds will turn towards the south early next week.

This will lead to an increase in the temperature and humidity, resulting in scattered afternoon thunderstorms.

There will not be much to trigger these showers and storms, so most of them will likely pop up along lake breezes and due to temperatures differences along differing terrain.

They should be scattered enough in nature that a few areas may go most of next week without seeing any rain.

Temperatures will reach the low 80s on Monday, with mid 80s on Tuesday. Upper 80s are possible Wednesday and Thursday.

An actual weather system will come through late in the week, triggering more widespread showers and storms and setting temperatures back closer to normal.

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.