Clouds sneak in, followed by rain Thursday

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After a sunny morning, thin clouds will increase this afternoon. Another rainy pattern will kick off with a soggy, cool Thursday. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Another Nice Day

High pressure is situated directly over the Finger Lakes and surrounding regions this morning.

The clear skies and calm winds associated with the high have allowed temperatures to drop into the 40s. Areas of river valley fog formed as expected and should quickly burn off this morning.

This afternoon, thin clouds will start to sneak in from the south. These clouds will still allow sunshine to filter through them, but they should become rather widespread.

Winds will be light today from the south and southeast. High temperatures will respond by reaching the low 70s across southern portions of the region with mid 70s to the north.

Clouds will continue to thicken during the night as not one, but two weather systems approach. The increase in clouds will keep temperatures in the 50s overnight. A couple stray showers cannot totally be ruled out, but most areas should stay dry through dawn.

Rain Returns

There are still some uncertainties regarding the evolution of the rain tomorrow.

The most likely scenario is for just a few scattered showers during the morning as low pressure along the Mid-Atlantic coast remains too far east to impact the Finger Lakes.

This would set up a wetter afternoon, however, as the second system moves through the Great Lakes. It will probably not rain the entire afternoon, but several hours could end up wet. A rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out, but the chances for that are low.

Alternatively, if the coastal system moves further west, both the morning and afternoon could end up wet.

High temperatures will be limited to the low and mid 60s on Thursday. Winds will be from the southeast and will be a bit blustery, but not as strong as they were on Tuesday.

Scattered showers will linger through Thursday night and into much of Friday. Winds will turn to the west and increase, especially along and west of I-390. Here, gusts could exceed 40 mph.

Temperatures Friday will again be cool. Much of the day will be spent in the upper 50s before jumping to the low or mid 60s during the afternoon.

Father Day Weekend & Beyond

Blustery winds will continue for Saturday but will swing around to the southwest ahead of the next weather system.

This will result in warm air returning to the area. Saturday’s high temperatures will be much closer to normal, topping out in the low and mid 70s.

Most of the day will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. A few isolated showers will pop up during the latter half of the afternoon.

Rain and a few thunderstorms will become much more likely during the evening hours. Strong storms and flooding are not expected to be a concern.

Showers will continue through the night and into Sunday. Some widespread rain will be possible in the morning before more scattered activity during the afternoon.

With the clouds and rain, temperatures Sunday will be a touch cooler, but should still manage to be near 70 degrees.

Another round of rain and possible thunderstorms is likely Monday. The details are sketchy this far out.

Scattered showers and storms will continue to be possible throughout next week as a warmer, more humid pattern returns. Hot weather is still not in our future, but we could flirt with 80 degrees a few times next 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.