Temperatures on the rise for July 4th

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Temperatures will continue to increase for the Finger Lakes, peaking tomorrow for the July 4th Holiday.

Heating Up

Summer will make its presence felt in the Finger Lakes as we head into the 4th of July holiday.

Today will be a quiet day with a mix of sun and clouds. There are a few scattered showers over the Southern Tier this morning, but they will move out this morning. A dry afternoon is expected.

Temperatures are starting well into the 60s and will quickly shoot upwards this morning. By the afternoon, 80s will be widespread with many areas reaching the mid 80s. Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60s, making the humidity noticeable but not oppressive.

Skies will be partly cloudy today with temperatures falling back into the 60s, similar to this morning.

Even warmer temperatures are expected for Thursday. Many areas will approach 90 degrees. Higher elevations of the western Southern Tier will be a bit cooler in the low 80s. Dewpoints will be close to where they are today, which will result in a heat index a couple degrees higher than the actual temperature.

There will be a small chance for a late day shower or storm on Thursday, especially across the Southern Tier. Most areas should not see rain, though.

Humidity will increase Thursday night and temperatures will only drop to near or just below 70 degrees. It will not be a comfortable night for sleeping.

Showers and storms will increase in likelihood Friday into Saturday. Saturday still looks to have the most widespread activity, while Friday’s areas for rain are less certain. Temperatures Friday will depend on the clouds and rain but should reach the 80s. Saturday will be in the low 80s.

A prolonged stretch of dry weather continues to look likely starting Sunday. Just how long it lasts is still uncertain, but at least a few straight days of dry weather seems likely.

Temperatures next week will start near normal with upper 70s on Sunday, but will again climb over the course 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.