Rain departs Tuesday morning, returns late Wednesday

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Rain will exit the Finger Lakes early Tuesday morning, but a disturbance will bring some showers and storms back late Wednesday. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Rain Chances Tuesday-Wednesday

A frontal boundary moving through the Finger Lakes early this morning has brought rain to the area.

The rain early this morning will quickly move northeast and out of the region. Western areas are, as of 7am, already done with the precipitation.

Clouds will be slower to dissipate, but by the afternoon, sunshine should increase.

One or two isolated, small showers may pop up late in the day. These will be most likely over Central New York and the Southern Tier. The vast majority of the region will not see any rain this afternoon or evening.

Temperatures today will top out in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Overnight lows will drop back into the upper 50s and low 60s.

Wednesday will have a mix of sun and clouds for much of the day. Warm, somewhat muggy air will settle in with highs in the low and mid 80s.

A small disturbance will drop southeast into the area late in the afternoon. A broken line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop, especially for areas north and east of a Rochester to Ithaca line. A couple strong winds gusts or some hail may be possible, but most areas will not see severe weather.

One or two isolated showers or storms may develop behind the primary line. Otherwise, this will be a one-shot event between 3-6 pm. The remainder of Wednesday night will be dry.

Late Week and Weekend Weather

Behind Wednesday’s system, the weather will be quiet and calm for Thursday. Look for a mix of sun and fair-weather clouds. Temperatures will be near the seasonal averages with highs around or just above 80 degrees.

Friday will be warm and muggy as high temperatures reach into the low 80s and dewpoints rise to near 70 degrees.

The details on any precipitation are still uncertain, but the chances for some rain are increasing. Showers and thunderstorms may pop up anytime from the midday hours through the afternoon in the warm, humid air.

The weekend continues to look unsettled as well. No major weather systems are expected, but an active jet stream will bring subtle disturbances into the area to interact with warm, unstable air. Depending on the timing of these disturbances and the position of the jet stream, the potential for some stronger storms will be considered over the coming days.

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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.