Quiet midweek weather for the Finger Lakes

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High pressure will bring increasing sunshine and comfortable temperatures to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday. [Photo by Brenda Swarts]

High Pressure Builds In

A new area of high pressure will build into the Finger Lakes on Wednesday, resulting in another couple days of sunny, dry weather.

First, though, fog and some low clouds are in place early this morning in the wake of yesterday’s storm system and rain.

Some of the fog may be locally dense this morning, so be on the lookout for reduced visibilities.

Dry air should work in throughout the morning, eroding away the clouds and fog. Partly cloudy skies should develop during the mid and late morning hours.

The afternoon should be sunny with some fair weather clouds. No precipitation is expected.

Temperatures will top out a few degrees below normal, with most places in the mid 70s.

Thursday will be sunny throughout the day with some areas of morning fog. Temperatures will be warmer, with highs reaching the low 80s.

Quick Hitting System Friday

An area of low pressure will lift from the Upper Great Lakes northeast into Canada. A trailing cold front will slip through the Finger Lakes.

With the parent low well to the north, the atmosphere will be marginal for rain and thunderstorms.

Still, scattered showers and storms should develop during the afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid 80s. Most places will probably see at least a little rain on Friday.

Severe weather is generally not expected. However, with the heat and humidity in place, some storms could be capable of some briefly strong winds or small hail.

A few showers from this system may linger into Saturday morning before a new area of high pressure begins to work in.

Turning on the Heat for the Eclipse

This next high pressure system will pass to the south of the region on Sunday. This will place the Finger Lakes in a southerly flow of warm air for Sunday into Monday.

Temperatures on Sunday should top out near 80 degrees. However, Monday and Tuesday may be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

With high pressure in control, conditions currently look great for the eclipse on Monday afternoon.

While some fair weather clouds and/or high, thin cirrus clouds will be possible, at this time it seems unlikely that Monday will be overcast.

The heat will break late Tuesday or Wednesday as a cold front moves through the region, returning temperatures to the 70s.

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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.

3 Responses

  1. John

    Hope you had some water. We had a quick .23 – enough to fill the rain barrels.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      I got 0.18″ here. Not much, but it will have to do for now.

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