More sun Tuesday followed by some thunder Wednesday

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Sunny skies are likely once again on Tuesday, but some rain and thunderstorms will move in for Wednesday. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Pleasant Summer Day

The weather across the Finger Lakes will be very nice once again on Tuesday before a storm system brings rain and thunder to the region on Wednesday.

Today will be another sun-filled day with mostly clear skies this morning and some fair weather clouds during the afternoon.

South winds will develop on the backside of high pressure that has settled off the Mid-Atlantic coast. That wind will be a bit breezy with gusts of 25-30 mph this afternoon.

The wind and sunshine combined should drive temperatures up. Most areas will see upper 70s or low 80s. Near and in Rochester, mid 80s are possible.

An area of high, thinner clouds will work in this evening, which could make for a beautiful sunset. Clouds will continue to increase through the evening and overnight hours.

Temperatures tonight will remain in the 60s.

Thunderstorm Chances Wednesday

There will be two main chances for rain on Wednesday as two fronts push through the region.

The first chance will be during the morning and midday hours. Scattered showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder will develop as a warm front pushes northeast through the region.

By the mid-afternoon, the chances for rain will drop and some sun may break out. This would propel temperatures into the low 80s.

During the evening, a cold front will move in, triggering a broken line of thunderstorms.

There is a small chance for some stronger storms with gusty winds the primary threat. I am not particularly bullish on the severe potential tomorrow, given the late time (after 7 pm) of the thunderstorms, but the set up will need to be watched and reevaluated Wednesday morning.

Sunny Stretch Ends Hot

Behind the cold front, skies will clear Wednesday night. Thursday will turn out partly cloudy with some gusty winds.

High temperatures should reach into the mid 70s. Upper 70s are more likely on Friday with more sunshine.

The weekend is looking rather nice as well. Both Saturday and Sunday should have plenty of sunshine with no chances for rain expected.

Temperatures on Saturday should reach 80 degrees with low and mid 80s on Sunday.

Monday has the potential to be quite hot but is still a bit uncertain. Some of the hotter model runs push temperatures into the low 90s.

A cold front late Monday could result in thunderstorms before more normal temperatures for the rest of next week.

Summer Plans for FLX Weather

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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. John Gregoire

    A pleas from those of us on slow connections and no cell service. Please avoid videos and focus your efforts on the basic site and enhancements such as we have discussed previously. I believe you, and us by extension, will get more value from that than videos and apps.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      I understand your position, John. Video is never going to replace the text-based blogs and zip-code forecasts I do.

      But as a business owner, I cannot ignore the power of video and its use. The vast majority of my audience has cell service and adequate to fast connections. The research is overwhelming that video drives more engagement and more user actions. Video is becoming almost a requirement on social media — I have to play by their rules to be seen on their platforms. Video isn’t for everyone. But neither is taking 2 minutes to read a blog.

      Don’t worry…I keep you and others with bad connection in mind. Once I leave my job in three weeks, I will start working on those longer, non-video projects that will help enhance FLX Weather.