Rainy weather for Wednesday

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A rainy afternoon is in store for the Finger Lakes after a few showers this morning. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Rain Arrives Early Wednesday

After initially expecting rain to arrive after sunset tonight, a surge of moisture has precipitation moving into the Finger Lakes ahead of schedule.

An initial band of rain showers is already moving through the Finger Lakes early Wednesday morning. This rain is along the leading edge of an environment rich with moisture.

The rain this morning will not last too long and a lull is expected during the late morning hours.

However, a disturbance over the Ohio Valley will track northeast with its own surge of moisture, resulting in a larger area of rain for this afternoon.

The Finger Lakes should be particularly rainy between 2-5 pm. A few embedded thunderstorms will also be possible, but no severe weather is expected.

With the rain, temperatures will only reach the upper 60s today.

Scattered showers and a couple of thunderstorms will persist through the evening and overnight hours before tapering off Thursday morning.

Heat Cranks Up

Thursday will turn out to be a comfortable, pleasant sort of day. Skies should turn sunny with highs in the mid and upper 70s. There will be a bit of a northwest wind, which could gust to 25 mph at times.

Friday will be warmer, but still tolerable enough. Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 80s with dewpoints a bit muggy, but not oppressive in the 60s.

Saturday should be the first day 90s start to show up in the Finger Lakes, with all but the higher elevations seeing highs near or a couple degrees above 90 degrees.

Sunday still looks to be the hottest day, and dangerously so. With high temperatures in the mid and upper 90s and dewpoints in the 70s, heat index values will range from 100-110 degrees.

A chance for some clouds and showers will keep Monday in the low 90s, but the humidity will be even more oppressive, keeping heat index values near 100 degrees.

Slightly cooler temperatures will work in beyond Monday, but temperatures in the 80s are likely and a few more days around 90 degrees will be possible through next weekend.

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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.