Showers skirt through the south today

finger lakes weather forecast wednesday may 6 2020 rain showers cool
Rain showers will be possible today, mostly across the southern half of the Finger Lakes, as our cool, active pattern persists. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Rain Today, Pleasant Tomorrow

An area of low pressure is spinning across Pennsylvania today, spreading some showers north of the state border and into our neck of the woods.

The rain will primarily fall across the southern half of the region today, probably not reaching areas like Canandaigua, Geneva, or Auburn with more than a brief, stray shower.

The rain that falls in the south today will be steady at times, but light in intensity. Rain amounts should generally stay near or below a tenth of an inch.

Temperatures in these areas will be held in the 40s, but to the north, low 50s will be possible this afternoon.

Rain will pull out this afternoon and skies will gradually clear overnight. Lows will drop into the low and mid 30s once again as a result.

Thursday will turn out relatively pleasant, comparatively speaking. Sunny skies early on will gradually fill with puffy cumulus clouds. There will be a few showers, mostly near or after dinnertime.

High temperatures will remain below normal, but less so, with highs in the mid and upper 50s.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast wednesday may 6 2020
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Cold Reinforced

The showers will be triggered by a cold front that will send temperatures to near or just above 30 degrees by Friday morning.

A new system will track to our southeast on Friday, spreading rain and some snow showers in for the afternoon and evening hours. There is still a chance that heavier precipitation will move in, but even then, snow accumulations should be minimal.

Temperatures Friday will struggle to the mid 40s in the afternoon and will fall into the 20s overnight.

Snow showers are likely on Saturday behind the system, along with strong northwest winds. Top gusts will be over 40 mph, but will probably not reach 50 mph.

Highs on Saturday are not expected to reach 40 degrees in most areas. Some may not escape the mid 30s.

The flurries will come to an end Saturday night, but much of Sunday will be cloudy. Temperatures will rise through the 40s and a few places may reach 50 degrees.

Another system will spread rain in for Monday, with cool temperatures remaining in place through the middle of next week.

Finally, toward the end of next week, the pattern should change, and near or even above-average temperatures should return.

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Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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.

  1. Louise Bement

    What a miserable spring!