Cool, cloudy weekend ahead for the Finger Lakes

finger lakes weather forecast friday september 6 2019 cool cloudy rain weekend
Clouds will increase on Friday and linger through the weekend with a couple chances for scattered showers. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Clouds Replace Sunshine

Friday is off to a sunny start across the Finger Lakes, but the time for sunshine is limited.

Clouds on the outer fringe of Hurricane Dorian will push north towards Central New York and the southeastern Finger Lakes this afternoon while a disturbance moving through the Great Lakes will spread clouds into the remainder of the region.

Before the clouds arrive, the sun will help push temperatures towards 70 degrees this afternoon, making for a rather nice day. Skies should be mostly cloudy by dinner-time and a few scattered showers will move through during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Scattered showers will continue through the night with clouds remaining thick. The clouds should keep temperatures in the 50s overnight.

Saturday looks mostly cloudy though there could be a few breaks of sun here and there, especially in the afternoon. Any sun that pokes out will help fuel afternoon showers and perhaps a couple thunderstorms. These will be especially possible after 3 PM.

Clouds with areas of drizzle will hold on for Saturday night and much of Sunday as well.

Temperatures will be on the decline this weekend. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 60s while Sunday struggles into the low 60s.

Temperatures Moderate Next Week

The clouds may break up some Sunday night. If they do, temperatures should free fall back into the 40s for most areas. If the clouds linger, some areas will still drop into the 40s, but perhaps not quite as far.

Monday is expected to be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s, but winds will turn to the southwest. Those southwest winds should put a limit on just how cold it will get Monday night, but 40s will still be possible for the typically colder areas.

Tuesday should also be dry with some sunshine. An area of low pressure will track into the northern Great Lakes with southwest winds continuing to push warmer air into our region. High temperatures should return to the low or even mid 70s.

Tuesday night will be warm and muggy with lows in the 60s. That will get us off to a fast start for Wednesday, when highs could push 80 degrees. The determining factor on how warm it will get will be the evolution of rain associated with the low.

Temperatures will drop again behind the low for Thursday with 60s for highs before bouncing back to around 70 for late next week and part of the weekend.

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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.