Chances for Irma showers increase into Thursday

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While a stray shower will be possible late today, rain will become more likely overnight and into Thursday. [Photo by Ted Marks]

Rain Chances Slowly Increase

A few clouds from the little that remains of Irma will spread into the Finger Lakes today, followed by an increasing chance for showers tonight into Thursday.

There still should be a fair amount of sunshine, especially early in the day and into the first part of the afternoon.

One or two showers during this time cannot be completely ruled out, but by and large, it will remain dry today through the afternoon.

With partial to at times full sunshine and a gentle south wind, temperatures will be the warmest they have been since Labor Day.

Look for highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees across the Finger Lakes. Temperatures this evening will fall only to the mid and upper 60s as clouds increase.

The chances for showers will start to increase this evening when a couple of scattered showers or light thunderstorms pop up.

After a late evening lull, more widespread showers should move in after midnight as the ill-defined low that was once Irma moves northeast through the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic.

Showers should be fairly widespread during Thursday morning and will slowly transition to more scattered showers and storms through the afternoon.

Temperatures will be cooler on Thursday with highs in the low 70s.

A few showers may linger into Friday but Friday should be more like Wednesday than Thursday.

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Weekend Weather Preview

Any lingering remenants of Irma will be booted out of the region quickly on Friday as a new area of high pressure builds in and parks itself directly over the Finger Lakes.

This will result in a sunny, mild weekend with temperatures a bit above normal for a change.

Both Saturday and Sunday should start and end with clear skies. Afternoon fair weather clouds are likely to develop, but no showers are expected.

Look for high temperatures to reach the upper 70s to near 80 degrees on Saturday with many places reaching or exceeding 80 degrees on Sunday.

With the mild air mass in place, overnight lows will mostly be in the 50s and 60s, even with clear skies.

Temperatures should remain at least near normal through most of next week as well.

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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