When will it rain this weekend in the Finger Lakes?

when will it rain in the Finger Lakes this weekend saturday june 23 2018
Rain will be off and on this weekend in the Finger Lakes. [Photo by Ted Marks]

On Again, Off Again Rain

An area of low pressure will bring rounds of showers to the Finger Lakes this weekend, but there will be dry periods as well.

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One round of showers is moving through the Finger Lakes this morning. These showers are rather widespread and should continue into the mid-morning hours.

This batch of rain will start to exit to the northeast after 9 am and should clear the Finger Lakes by around 11 am.

A period of mostly dry weather is expected into the mid-afternoon. By 4 pm, some scattered thunderstorms will begin to develop.

These storms will drift eastward. Many areas will see some additional rain before they taper off around 9 pm, though it will not be raining that entire time. A few showers will linger into the overnight.

An isolated shower or two will continue to be possible into Sunday morning and the early afternoon.

Again, by about 4 pm, the shower activity should increase with a thunderstorm not out of the question.

The rain should taper off for good after 8 pm as high pressure begins to nose into the region.

In Summary…

Rainy: Saturday morning, late Saturday afternoon, early Saturday evening, late Sunday afternoon

A couple showers: Saturday night, Sunday morning

Mostly dry: Saturday early-mid afternoon, Sunday evening

Mid-Week Storms, Big Warm Up

The weather on Monday and Tuesday will be quiet. Sunny skies are expected and temperatures will be comfortable.

By the middle of the week, a storm system will approach the region. This system will have to be watched for its thunderstorm potential. It is too early to say what sort of severe threat may unfold, or even exactly when that would be. Stay tuned nonetheless.

Behind this system, a hot and humid air mass will work into the Finger Lakes region for the end of June and early July.

Multiple 90 degree days may be possible with this pattern over the course of a week or more.

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Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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.