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.
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