Wet weekend weather, especially Saturday morning

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Steady rain Saturday morning will transition to few scattered showers for the remainder of the weekend. [Photo by Alyssa Johnson]

Rain Moving Through Saturday Morning

A large area of widespread rain is moving through the Finger Lakes Saturday morning. This will be the most significant rainy period of the weekend.

The rain is being triggered by a disturbance in the atmosphere along the leading edge of a surge of atmospheric moisture.

By around 11 am, the steady rain should taper off to scattered showers. Areas further south and west will see the steady rain end even sooner.

Showers will be on an off into the mid-afternoon before becoming even more isolated. The late afternoon and early evening hours should be mostly dry.

Temperatures Saturday will vary across the region. To the west, mid and upper 60s will sneak into the I-390 corridor. Further east, highs will top out near or even just below 60 degrees.

This evening, temperatures will settle into the low 60s region-wide. Scattered showers will move back in around midnight and linger into Sunday morning.

Once these showers taper off Sunday morning, the afternoon should turn out dry. A little bit of sun may even work out before the day is done.

High temperatures on Sunday will be in the mid 60s.

Next Week Weather Preview

Most of next week is looking dry and pleasant.

Monday may have some cloud cover as a disturbance passes south of our region. These clouds would probably let for some sunshine to work through.

Tuesday will be the best chance for rain as another disturbance approaches. Scattered showers and perhaps a couple thunderstorms will be possible.

Wednesday, Thursday, and perhaps Friday are all looking dry and sunny.

Temperatures will continue to be in the range they have been in for the past couple of weeks. The coolest day will be Tuesday with the cloud cover and showers with highs in the upper 60s.

Highs in the 70s will be possible the rest of the week, with slightly warmer temperatures late in the week compared to early in the 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.

2 Responses

  1. Ted Marks

    Drew, as summer tries to get here, I’d appreciate you adding wind predictions, as to direction and maybe speed thoughts. Lots of us live on the, awesome Finger Lakes and hope to sail,etc.

    Thanks Ted

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Thanks, Ted. That is in the works. I’ve got about a month and a half left at my job, then its FLX Weather full time. Upgrading the zip-code forecasts, including wind, is one of the first things I will work on. I’m also toying with the idea of some email lists for things like boating where one more twice a week, I send specialized forecasts to subscribers.