Thursday morning rain gives way to warm afternoon

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After a rainy start, Thursday will turn mild with a few glimpses of sun this afternoon.

Rain Moving Through the FLX This Morning

After a rainy afternoon and evening on Wednesday, more rain is in the Finger Lakes Thursday morning.

Much of the area is seeing at least scattered showers with some embedded areas of heavy rain.

Periods of on and off rain with additional downpours will likely continue into the mid-morning hours.

By late morning, most of the rain will push off to the northeast. A few scattered showers may still dot the region, but these will become fewer and further between as the afternoon goes on.

Many areas have seen over a half-inch of rain from this event. A couple more tenths of an inch will be possible this morning.

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Warming Up

This rain is being produced by warm air that is surging into the region from the southwest along a warm front.

After temperatures in the low 40s yesterday evening, the atmosphere has warmed into the upper 40s and low 50s this morning.

Once the rain comes to an end, additional warming will take place for a mild afternoon.

Most places should see high temperatures in the low and mid 60s this afternoon.

Clouds will remain in place but should break up enough to let some glimpses of sunshine through.

Some gusty winds will accompany the warm temperatures. Wind gusts of 30-35 mph are likely this afternoon before increasing to 35-40 mph tonight.

With the wind, temperatures will not drop far tonight, spending most of the time in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Friday Morning Cold Front

A cold front will sweep through the region Friday morning with another batch of rain.

Rain amounts with the cold front should be less, with most areas seeing under a quarter-inch.

Winds will continue to be gusty until the front moves through. Behind the front, winds will be lighter for the late morning and afternoon.

Temperatures will start the day in the upper 50s but will fall back into the low 50s with the frontal passage. Most of the afternoon will be spent in the low 50s before temperatures start to drop with the setting sun.

Skies will start to clear Friday evening, sending temperatures dropping back into the upper 30s by Saturday morning.

The weather will then go through this entire cycle again, with rain Saturday night, followed by a warm surge Sunday into Monday, and finally another cold front later Monday that will send temperatures back down for much of next week.

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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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