Beautiful weather continues for the Finger Lakes

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The Finger Lakes will continue to experience dry, sunny weather with morning fog. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

High Pressure Dominates

High pressure continues to dominate the weather over the Finger Lakes, resulting in some beautiful end-of-summer weather.

As has been the case for most of the past week, Thursday morning is starting out with some fog and temperatures in the 50s. The fog seems a bit more widespread and dense than in recent mornings, so give yourself a little extra time during the morning commute.

There are also a few clouds across the eastern Finger Lakes this morning on the very fringe edge of Tropical Storm Jose, which continues to sit and spin off the coast of New England.

Despite these things, another sunny day is expected across the Finger Lakes as the morning fog burns off and Jose’s clouds retreat to the east.

Temperatures will be similar to recent days, with most areas hovering around 80 degrees this afternoon.

Friday will bring more of the same, with morning fog, plenty of sunshine, and temperatures near or just shy of 80 degrees.

Hotter Weather Awaits

Before the temperature heads back towards normal, an impressive stretch of early autumn heat awaits the Finger Lakes.

Saturday will be the first day that temperatures start to increase, with generally low 80s across the Finger Lakes. However, across Monroe and Wayne counties, the temperature should push into the mid 80s.

Sunday will be warmer yet, with much of the Finger Lakes sitting in the mid 80s while the warm belt from Rochester east pushes into the upper 80s.

Upper 80s will start to show up across more and more of the Finger Lakes Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week while Rochester pushes 90 degrees each day. The dew point will be high enough to make it feel muggy at times, but the humidity should not become oppressive.

All five of these days, from Saturday through Wednesday, will be sunny and dry. The chances for rain through Wednesday is effectively zero.

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A Sudden Return to Normal

A strong, but moisture starved cold front will sweep through the Finger Lakes either Wednesday night or Thursday next week.

This front will put a sudden and abrupt end to the above normal temperatures.

Temperatures Thursday may be as much as 25 degrees cooler than Wednesday, with highs currently projected to be in the low 60s.

High temperatures late next week may struggle to reach 60 degrees.

These temperatures may moderate closer to the normal highs of the mid and upper 60s as we draw closer, but regardless, it will be a big, sudden change.

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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. Sharon Warren

    Love this picture on today’s forecast! Kudos to Helen Heizyk!

  2. John

    I take it that this High may keep Maria offshore but wonder if the intense Low you speak of will open the door? We surely need rain and this Beautiful, hot weather is a bit too much

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Yes, the high should help keep Maria from turning west towards the US. Then, the front will sweep the hurricane out to sea.