One last day of high heat in the Finger Lakes

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Wednesday will again be hot in the Finger Lakes, but cooler weather is on the way. [Photo by Melissa Stella]

Hot in the Finger Lakes One More Time

The weather in the Finger Lakes will continue to be hot and humid for one more day today before a cold front brings much cooler air into the region.

Temperatures early Wednesday morning are starting out well into the 60s for most areas. Many places are already near the normal daily high temperature for their minimum temperature today.

Skies are sunny and clear with just a few areas of early fog. Much like the last couple of days, the temperature will go up in a hurry this morning.

Gradually, some fair weather clouds will develop this afternoon as temperatures push well into the 80s. The temperature should fall just short of 90 degrees for the warmest areas, with mid and upper 80s widespread across the region.

After 5 pm, a couple of isolated showers and thunderstorms will pop up as the cold front approaches. Many areas will not see any rain this afternoon or this evening. Those that do should not expect a significant amount of rain.

Severe weather is unlikely with a number of factors working against the development of strong thunderstorms.

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Relief from the Heat

The cold front will sweep through the Finger Lakes Thursday night.

A few more showers will develop as the cool air works in after midnight, lingering into Thursday morning. These showers should be very light.

Even as the showers mostly end by midday, clouds may linger for most of Thursday.

Temperatures on Thursday will top out in the mid 60s.

A few additional lake effect rain showers will be possible Thursday night southeast of Lake Ontario. Otherwise, clouds will largely dissipate Thursday night, letting temperatures slip well back into the 40s.

Friday will have some sun early before clouds increase again late in the day ahead of a small low pressure system. More widespread rain showers from that system will move in Friday evening.

High temperatures Friday will settle in the mid to upper 60s.

Clouds and showers will linger on Saturday with highs not escaping the upper 50s. Skies should clear Saturday night, sending temperatures into the 40s and even 30s for Sunday morning before a pleasant day.

Temperatures will likely trend upwards again next week but should settle mostly in the 70s.


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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