Sunny & Blustery
A cold front pushed through the Finger Lakes last night. Dry air and breezy conditions have moved in behind the front.
Today will, therefore, end up pleasant, albeit a bit windy. Wind gusts over 30 mph will be commonplace, especially during the morning and early afternoon hours. A few 40 mph wind gusts are not out of the question.
Skies are starting mostly sunny, but some scattered clouds may develop this afternoon.
Temperatures will rise into the low 70s before falling back into the low and mid 50s overnight. The winds should lessen tonight as well.
Friday will also turn out quite sunny with temperatures again in the low 70s.
Some high, thin clouds will filter the sunshine on Saturday, but temperatures will start to increase, with highs in the low 80s.
Hot, Possibly Stormy
A mid-summer air mass will then push into the Finger Lakes for Sunday and Monday.
Temperatures will be pushed towards record highs, especially on Monday.
There is still wiggle room in the forecast for how hot it may get, but 90s are certainly in play. The humidity will also be quite high.
The chances for some afternoon thunderstorms on Sunday seem to be increasing. Should these storms develop, severe weather and flash flooding could become a concern.
Thunderstorms may also become an issue late Monday as a cold front dives south from Canada. Again, these storms will need to be watched.
There is a high degree of uncertainty in identifying potential severe weather days in advance, so please continue to monitor the forecast.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Severe Storms
While most of the Finger Lakes region was spared severe weather last night, there were a couple of localized areas that saw some intense storms.
One of these pockets of damage is in the Lansingville-Groton areas.
If you have damage, please let me know in the comments. I am particularly interested in how the damage fell- were the trees all felled in the same general direction, or did they end up falling in a variety of directions?
Pictures can be sent to fingerlakesweather[at]gmail.com.
Summer Plans for FLX Weather
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