Showers drift through Wednesday

finger lakes weather forecast wednesday june 20 2018 rain showers clouds temperatures
A few rain showers will pass through the Finger Lakes Wednesday, especially during the midday hours. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Scattered Light Rain

A disturbance meandering along the now stalled out front that moved through Monday night will spread some showers into the Finger Lakes on Wednesday.

These showers will move in from the west by about 9 am and should depart by 3 pm. During the midday hours, most of the Finger Lakes will see some showery weather.

Some of the rain may not reach the ground due to dry air that is in place, so the radar today may look more active than what we see at the surface. Areas further south towards the Southern Tier will have a better chance at seeing rain reach the ground than areas further north.

Precipitation amounts will be very low with most areas seeing less than 0.05″ of rain.

Temperatures will range from the mid 70s near Lake Ontario to around 70 degrees across the Southern Tier.

Nice Thursday-Friday

Sunshine should return to the Finger Lakes for Thursday, and to some extent for Friday as well.

A few clouds may linger early on Thursday and some high, thin clouds will work in late. These thin clouds will filter the sunshine on Friday.

A north wind on Thursday may gust over 25 mph at times. Temperatures will top out in the low and mid 70s.

Friday will be warmer as winds swing around to the south. Look for highs in the 70s and low 80s.

Unsettled Weekend

A storm system will lift from the Ohio Valley, into southern Ontario, and then into northern New York this weekend.

While storm systems on this path can often bring some nasty weather to the Finger Lakes region, this system is expected to be weak and does not seem to have much extra support.

Still, scattered showers and a couple of thunderstorms will be likely on Saturday. Rain showers may linger into Sunday or even Monday.

Winds Saturday will also get a bit blustery with gusts over 30 mph at times.

The whole weekend should not be a washout, but the times when rain is most likely will have to be worked out over the coming days.

Temperatures will likely be on the cooler side due to limited sunshine and the rain.

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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.