Chances for rain Friday highest towards eastern FLX

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After some morning showers, a few afternoon thunderstorms may pop up over the eastern Finger Lakes with some clouds elsewhere. [photo by Helen Heizyk]

Friday’s Rain Chances

A front will bring some showers and thunderstorms to the area on Friday, mostly over the far eastern portions of the Finger Lakes.

A band of rain showers moved into the region during the overnight and will dissipate over Central New York this morning. This rain has developed along a pre-frontal boundary and not the front itself.

One or two stronger thunderstorms may be possible this afternoon over the eastern Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. click to enlarge.

This means our region is not completely in the clear for the rest of the day. By the early afternoon, there is a chance a few more showers and thunderstorms will pop up. These are most likely from Cayuga Lake eastward and across the Southern Tier.

Should these showers and storms develop, they would likely do so around 1 or 2 pm and could linger into the later afternoon hours.

There will be a minimal chance for a briefly stronger storm with some gusty winds and hail. Some minor flooding could also occur if heavy rain falls in an already saturated area. Widespread severe weather and flooding are not expected, though.

Further west, the chances for rain will be much less and most areas should stay dry. High temperatures today should be near or just below 80 degrees.

Weekend Weather

For the most part, the weekend is looking pleasant enough. There will be a few showers to dodge, though.

Saturday morning should primarily remain dry, but by the early afternoon, a few scattered showers will start to pop up.

Many areas will not see any rain Saturday afternoon. Those that do will likely only see brief bouts of showers. Any given shower should not last in a single location more than 15-30 minutes. Showers will dissipate as the sun begins to set.

Outside of the showers, a little sun may poke out from time to time. Temperatures Saturday will reach the mid and upper 70s.

Sunday has an even lower chance for rain, with only one or two very light, very brief showers possible. Almost everywhere will stay dry.

Temperatures will again be in the mid and upper 70s with a mix of clouds and sun.

Unsettled Next Week

The weather will remain unsettled through much of next week.

An active storm track will remain in place over our region, bringing additional chances for rain. A prolonged heavy rain event like last week is not expected though.

At this time, Monday looks mostly dry. A few showers and thunderstorms will enter into the region on Tuesday.

Wednesday, right now, looks rather wet and stormy, but this can still change between then and now.

Showers may linger into Thursday before the weather dries out for the end of the week.

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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.

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