Some sun returns to the Finger Lakes Tuesday

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Some sun will work out on Tuesday before clouds rethicken during the overnight hours. [Photo by Peter Roark]

A Nice Tuesday in the FLX

A small wedge of high pressure will bring a day of nice weather to the Finger Lakes before the next storm system spreads rain back into the area on Wednesday.

A deck of low clouds and some areas of fog are in place early Tuesday thanks to the moisture from the rain that fell on Monday.

This low level moisture should gradually erode away this morning as high pressure noses in from the west.

So, while this morning may be rather cloudy, sunshine should eventually become more commonplace towards midday and certainly in the afternoon.

Temperatures are mild to start the day, with many places sitting near 60 degrees. Aided by the sunshine, temperatures should push back into the 70s this afternoon.

Most areas will see low 70s, but a few mid 70s will be possible for the northern and central Finger Lakes, along with the central Southern Tier near Elmira and Corning.

High, thin cirrus clouds will work back in late in the day as the next system draws closer.

More Rain Wednesday

The next weather maker for the Finger Lakes will track across the southern Great Lakes tonight into Wednesday.

This system will be weakening as it heads east, but should still spread an area of widespread showers through the Finger Lakes.

The rain will start first across western New York during the morning commute before pressing east across the Finger Lakes through the mid and late morning hours.

On and off rain showers should persist for the remainder of the day before tapering off Wednesday evening.

Rain amounts will mostly be light, with a general one to three-tenths of an inch falling. A few localized areas could see a bit more, especially over more western areas.

Temperatures Wednesday will not be nearly as warm thanks to the rain, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Quiet Late Week

Once this system passes through the Finger Lakes, the weather will generally be quiet for a few days to end the work week.

High pressure will attempt to build in, but will not completely take charge.

As a result, some clouds and possibly a shower will linger in the area Thursday and Friday.

Some sun should still work its way out on both days though. Any rain that does fall will be very light.

Temperatures will start to rebound quickly, with highs Thursday in the mid 60s and upper 60s to near 70 on Friday.

A strong storm system will lift into the Upper Great Lakes this weekend. Much like this past weekend, this may mean some periods of rain and warmer weather for the Finger Lakes.

Uncertainty is still high on the position and timing of the warm front associated with this storm, which will have a significant impact on the forecast details. Stay tuned.

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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.

4 Responses

  1. Colleen

    We are having a big memorial service outside in Ovid on Friday at 11:00 am. Do you think the weather will cooperate?

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      I can’t promise that there will not be a light shower in the area, but generally speaking, yeah, the weather should be ok.

  2. GG

    Hi Drew, the humidity has been so prevalent, is it possible to include that information in your forecasts? Thanks much!

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      I tend to include that in the summer in relation to heat index and thunderstorm potential. The tropical air that Nate brought up with it has been something though, hasn’t it?