Warm with filtered sunshine into the weekend

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Sunshine will be filtered by thin clouds Friday and Saturday with low chances for scattered showers. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Near Normal June Temperatures

The forecast for the next few days continues to evolve, trending towards nicer weather for the Finger Lakes.

An active weather pattern to the west will remain outside of the Finger Lakes over the next couple of days.

While most of the activity remains clear of our area, high, thin clouds will move through the Finger Lakes.

These clouds should not completely block the sun but should allow some sunshine to filter through.

Temperatures will be plenty warm, topping out right around normal for this time of the year. Highs today will be just shy of 75 degrees while Saturday gets just above 75 degrees.

Rain Chances

There will be a very small chance for an isolated rain shower Friday afternoon.

The majority of the region will not see any rain, though.

Saturday is still a bit tricky to forecast. The area of heavy rain that the models consistently have been showing all week is no longer expected to develop.

Any time there is such a drastic change in the models, it makes me pause and degrades my confidence in said models.

There are some hints of some showers moving through the area during the late morning and early afternoon hours Saturday. I think at least a few showers will be possible as the clouds thicken up for a brief time.

However, the chances for a washout on Saturday seem to be gone. Sunday, too, should stay dry, though thunderstorms will be nearby to the south over Pennsylvania.

Next Week Preview

An active weather pattern will remain in place across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic as a very hot and humid airmass over the south-central United States clashes with cooler air.

Like this weekend, the majority of the action is expected to remain west and/or south of the Finger Lakes.

At this point, Wednesday and Friday look to have the best chances for rain.

The confidence in the forecast is below normal though.

Temperatures should continue to hover around normal, bouncing around the 70s most of the week.

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.