Pleasant Weather Continues
The Finger Lakes will continue to experience pleasant late summer weather as high pressure retains control of the region.
This high pressure system is located over New England will act as a buffer against two different weather systems. As a result, some high, thin clouds are likely over the next few days.
The first of these systems is an area of low pressure meandering through the Upper Great Lakes. Cirrus clouds out ahead of this low are already streaming into the Finger Lakes and will filter the sunshine through today. Some fair weather clouds are also likely this afternoon.
Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s today and will dip back into the 50s tonight.
On Tuesday, the weather will be very similar. This time, the cirrus clouds will come from the south as Tropical Storm Irma develops near the Carolinas and tracks northeast.
No precipitation from either of these systems is expected in the Finger Lakes.
Wednesday will be a touch warmer with fewer clouds.
Cold Front Enhances Cool Weather
A cold front will dive south from Canada on Thursday, dislodging the high pressure system in the process.
Moisture and upper atmosphere support for this front look limited. Clouds will hold temperatures in the 60s during the course of the day Thursday.
These factors should limit the precipitation to some scattered showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder. Many areas will probably see little to no rain on Thursday.
The front will bring a noticeable cooldown, though it will be short lived.
Despite sunny skies, temperatures Friday will struggle to even reach the low 60s. A few areas may even remain in the upper 50s.
Temperatures should rebound somewhat for the weekend, with highs returning to the low 70s.
A Couple Other Notes
There are a couple other things on my mind this morning.
First and foremost is now Tropical Storm Harvey. There are simply no adequate words to describe the situation in Texas. The amount of rain falling is incomprehensible.
Please keep the people affected by this storm in mind and find a way to help out if at all possible.
Second, after all of the rain we had in the Finger Lakes during the first part of the summer, some areas have seen very little rain during August.
While nowhere near the level of dryness as last summer, certain areas could definitely use some rain.