Showery weather Wednesday and early Thursday

finger lakes weather forecast wednesday april 25 2018 rain showers
On and off rain showers are likely throughout Wednesday and into early Thursday/ [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

April Showers…

A storm system lifting north through the Mid Atlantic has pushed rain showers into the Finger Lakes region.

None of the rain is particularly heavy or widespread this morning. Showers will be on and off throughout the day.

The low pressure system will move into New England by tonight. Rain will continue on the backside of the low, focusing especially in the northern and western parts of the Finger Lakes overnight and into early Thursday.

Total rain amounts do not look as high as they have been, with most areas near or under a half-inch.

The rain will taper off Thursday morning with a dry afternoon expected. Some sun should work out before the day is done.

Temperatures will be cool with this storm system nearby. Highs Wednesday and Thursday should reach the low and mid 50s.

Winds Thursday afternoon will become a bit breezy with a few gusts reaching 30 mph.

Up and Down Weekend

Friday will turn out to be another very nice day even as a pair of storm systems approach.

Skies will be more cloudy than sunny as these systems draw near, but some morning sun will still be possible.

At this point, rain is expected to hold off until Friday evening, when some scattered showers arrive.

Even with the clouds, temperatures should reach the 60s.

Scattered showers will be possible Saturday, especially early in the day. Gusty northwest winds will also develop.

Combined, these two factors should keep temperatures in the low 50s.

Sunday will turn sunny, but the wind will remain. Highs may fall short of 50 degrees.

First Taste of Summer?

A large high pressure system will set up off the coast of the Southeast early next week.

This is a favorable set up for above normal temperatures in the Finger Lakes.

Sure enough, temperatures should return to the 60s on Monday, with 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some areas could hit 80 degrees next week if everything goes right. Temperatures for the latter half of the week will be closer to normal.

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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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.). When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.