Rainy cool weather returns to the Finger Lakes

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Rain chances will increase this morning, culminating with steady afternoon rain. Cool temperatures, blustery winds, and showers will continue into Friday. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Dreary Thursday & Friday

A large weather complex will meander through the northeastern United States over the next 36 hours, keeping our weather cool and rainy.

This complex consists of two low pressure systems. The primary low is situated over Michigan this morning and will be the main influence on our weather. A second low is moving along the Mid-Atlantic coast. A large area of steady rain associated with the coastal low this morning will pass by to the east of the Finger Lakes.

Most of the region is dry this morning between the two low pressures with just a couple showers here and there. Showers will become more numerous as the morning goes on.

By the early afternoon, a new area of widespread, steady rain will develop and move into the Finger Lakes from the southwest. Several hours of steady rain are likely before it tapers off late in the afternoon. Rain amounts will top out around a half-inch.

With the rain in place, temperatures will struggle to get much beyond the low 60s. Far western portions of the region, such as Monroe and Livingston counties, may reach the mid 60s.

Showers will continue on and off through the evening and Friday morning.

Winds will also be blustery, especially this morning and on Friday. Top gusts will come Friday in the 35-40 mph range. Today’s wind will be from the southeast while Friday’s will come from the west.

Conditions will improve Friday afternoon as some sunshine takes over for the second half of the day. Temperatures will reach the mid and upper 60s as a result.

Father’s Day Weekend Weather

A new weather system will skirt across Southern Canada this weekend, dragging a front into the Great Lakes region.

A couple stray showers cannot be ruled out during the daytime hours on Saturday. However, most areas will probably not see any rain.

It will again be blustery with southwest winds gusting over 30 mph. With some sunshine between clouds, this should push temperatures into the low and mid 70s.

Rain chances will increase Saturday evening as the front approaches. A rumble of thunder will be possible, but widespread thunderstorms are not expected. Showers will continue through the night and into early Sunday.

The southern half of the Finger Lakes may have another chance for some thunder Sunday afternoon as the front slowly sinks south.  Otherwise, look for a few scattered showers.

Temperatures Sunday will be around 70 degrees. Winds will be light and variable with the front overhead.

There will be a chance for a shot of heavy rain late Monday into Tuesday as a low moves along the frontal boundary, but the details on this are very uncertain.

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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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 three young boys and also run a goat milk soap business, Ye Olde Goat Cart. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.

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