A shower Thursday, then some great weather for the Finger Lakes

finger lakes weather forecast august 24 2017
A shower will be possible on Thursday, but then high pressure builds in for a long stretch of nearly perfect weather. [Photo by Ted Marks]

Cool With a Shower or Two Thursday

A subtle frontal boundary will drop south into the Finger Lakes later this morning, touching off a few scattered rain showers along with an increase in cloud cover.

The rain showers will generally be light and brief. Those areas that do see rain will only see a couple hundredths of an inch of rainfall. Many areas will not see any measurable precipitation.

There will be two main time periods when these showers will be possible, though it could rain at almost any time today. The first batch of showers will move through during the late morning and midday hours as the front itself moves through.

A second area of showers will be possible this evening as a pulse of energy travels along the front, which will be situated just to our south.

Outside of the showers, the sun will shine for a time this morning before the clouds increase. More clouds than sun should be expected today, but there will be some peeks of sun here and there.

Temperatures cooled into the 50s under clear skies last night. The sun early on will help temperatures push into the 60s before the clouds become too thick.

Highs this afternoon will mostly be in the upper 60s. Clouds this evening should keep temperatures from falling too fast.

Weather Becomes Just About Perfect

Behind Thursday’s small front, high pressure will build in as it moves across southern Canada.

For Friday, there will still be a fair amount of afternoon cloud cover. A brief shower cannot totally be ruled out, either. Temperatures will also remain cool, with highs in the upper 60s to perhaps near 70 degrees.

The weekend will kick off some nearly perfect weather though.

Saturday and Sunday should both be precipitation free with sunny skies and some afternoon fair weather clouds. Highs will reach the low 70s on Saturday with mid 70s on Sunday.

This type of weather will extend well into next week, with highs persisting in the mid 70s under sunny skies. These temperatures are just a couple of degrees shy of the normal highs for the end of August.

The next substantial chance for rain will not come until Thursday.


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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