Generally quiet weather for Back-to-School Week

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After thick morning clouds, some sun should come out Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday will have a few showers. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Just a Few Showers

Much of this week will be quiet though there will be a few showers to contend with on Wednesday.

Tuesday is starting off cloudy, but sunshine should slowly increase through the day. Some additional thin cloud cover may work in late in the day. However, no precipitation is expected.

Winds will turn to the southwest this afternoon ahead of an approaching front. With the increasing sunshine, temperatures should push into the mid 70s. Temperatures will only drop back to the upper 60s this evening and will remain there through the night.

A few showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder will move in from the west overnight. This initial chance for rain will be out ahead of the front.

Left over clouds in the morning should limit the activity as the front moves through in the late morning Wednesday. Only a few more scattered showers, and perhaps a thunderstorm towards Central New York, are expected.

Temperatures may reach the mid 70s over the eastern Finger Lakes before the front moves through in the early afternoon. Further west, temperatures should peak in the morning in the low 70s. Upper 60s and low 70s are expected for the afternoon.

Thursday and Friday both look dry and sunny across the Finger Lakes. Far southeastern areas of the region, namely east of Elmira and south of Ithaca, could see some thin cloud cover late Thursday into Friday.

These clouds will be associated with the very fringe edge of Hurricane Dorian as it moves up the East Coast. A track closer to the coast could push those clouds further north and west, but we are not expected to see any rain or wind from Dorian.

High temperatures both Thursday and Friday will top out between 65 and 70 degrees. Morning lows will range from the upper 40s across the Southern Tier to the low 50s in the north.

The weekend looks to be cool as well. Saturday will again be in the upper 60s, but Sunday may struggle to even reach 60 degrees. No major bouts of precipitation are expected at this time, but some showers may pass through on Sunday.

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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.