Fine Friday, weekend weather

finger lakes weather forecast friday september 28 2018 sun clouds mild nice weekend weather
The weather over the Finger Lakes for the final days of September will be quiet and pleasant. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Pleasant Weather

A stretch of pleasant, quiet weather will begin on Friday in the wake of another batch of overnight rain.

Rain has already departed the region and clouds will gradually lessen throughout the morning hours.

By this afternoon, if not sooner, a good deal of sunshine should fill the region.

Winds will turn to the southwest but will remain light, with top gusts under 20 mph.

The sunshine and wind will help temperatures warm to around 70 degrees this afternoon.

Temperatures will slowly fall back into the mid 50s overnight as southwest winds continue and a few scattered clouds work in.

A couple of showers may briefly dot the region early Saturday morning before dissipating. These showers will be along a weak cold front that will push through.

Winds will turn to the west-northwest and skies will again clear for Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler, with highs in the low 60s.

With clear skies and light winds overnight, temperatures will be well down into the 40s by Sunday morning. A few upper 30s in the Southern Tier and colder valley locations are possible.

However, temperatures will rebound quickly Sunday morning with sunshine and a developing south wind. Sunday’s highs will top out in the mid 60s.

Warm Start to October

Monday will be the start of October, but temperatures will be on the rise.

South winds will continue to push warm air north and highs Monday and Tuesday should be in the mid to upper 70s.

While Monday should be sunny and dry, a few late day thunderstorms will be possible on Tuesday.

Temperatures will be more seasonable on Wednesday, but should shoot right back up.

Thursday currently looks to push into the mid 70s. A front with some showers on Friday may hold temperatures a bit lower, but then very warm weather will be possible to start 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.