Saturday Weather Notes: Labor Day Weekend Forecast Improving

finger lakes weather forecast saturday august 31 2019 labor day weekend rain thunderstorms
Rain will still be possible Sunday and Monday, but the widespread, heavy rain will likely fall late Sunday night. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Most Significant Rain Expected Sunday Night

The Finger Lakes region is enjoying quiet weather on Saturday, but the forecast for the rest of the holiday is improving.

Rain, some heavy, is still expected in the Finger Lakes. However, it is increasingly likely that much of this precipitation will fall during the overnight hours Sunday night.

A few scattered showers are still expected to move into the Finger Lakes on Sunday. These will be possible at any time, but there should also be plenty of dry time during the day.

If some sun works out between showers, temperatures could jump into the mid or upper 70s on Sunday. Most areas should at least reach the low 70s.

Rain with embedded thunderstorms will become widespread across the area after midnight Sunday night. Some of this will linger into the early morning hours on Monday. Most of the rain should push east by the mid morning hours.

There could be a small risk for minor flooding with some of the heavier rain, but significant problems are not expected.

Little precipitation is expected from the late morning into the mid afternoon on Monday. A stray shower will be possible, but will be the exception, not the rule.

Scattered showers and storms may redevelop during the late afternoon and evening. As things look now, not all areas will see these, but it will be something to keep in mind. High temperatures should be in the mid 70s.

So, while the weekend isn’t looking perfect, it is at least looking like the rainiest part will come during the night and early morning hours and the chances for washouts during Sunday and/or Monday at decreasing.

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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.