Dry air wraps around strong storm, into the Finger Lakes

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Much of Tuesday will be quiet, though still a bit breezy across the Finger Lakes as the dry slot of the strong low pressure over the Great Lakes moves in. [Photo by Judy Bristol]

Wedge of Dry Air Brings Some Sun to the FLX

A strong storm system over the northern Great Lakes brought strong winds and some rain to the region overnight and into early Tuesday morning.

The eastern Finger Lakes, mainly east of Cayuga Lake, is still dealing with some steady and even heavy rain at times this morning. More scattered showers extend west back towards the central Finger Lakes.

Further west, dry air has already entered the region with no precipitation falling roughly west of Canandaigua currently this morning.

This dry air is wrapping into the storm system from the southwest and will continue to push into the Finger Lakes today, resulting in a fairly tranquil day.

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Tuesday morning’s weather map and satellite imagery show a wedge of dry air wrapping into the storm which will bring a pleasant day to the Finger Lakes while areas west and east see rain, wind, thunderstorms, and even some wet snow over the Upper Great Lakes. [Click image to enlarge]
The rain across the eastern Finger Lakes should end by the late morning with a mix of sun and clouds overspreading the region.

Temperatures will push into the mid 60s for most of the area, with a few upper 60s near Rochester and Syracuse while the southwestern Finger Lakes remains in the low 60s.

Winds are not nearly as strong behind the rain as they were last night, but it will remain breezy today. Top wind gusts will likely be in the 30-35 mph range before they lessen significantly tonight.

Storm System Pulls Away

After not moving very much today, this storm system will begin to weaken and pull away slowly tonight into Wednesday and Thursday.

A couple of reinforcing shots of cold air will rotate around the low and through the Finger Lakes, possibly touching off a couple more showers.

One of these fronts will pass through this evening, but shower activity should remain very limited and will mostly be near or after midnight.

A few more showers will be possible later Wednesday into Thursday, but again, these should be light and scattered.

Outside of any spits of rain, skies will be a mix of clouds and some breaks of sun.

Cool air will move in from the southwest as these fronts pass through.

Temperatures on Wednesday will top out mostly between 55-60 degrees while highs Thursday will mostly be in the low 50s.

By Friday morning, temperatures across most of the Finger Lakes will fall into the 30s.

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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.

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