Hot, Humid, and Stormy
A summer-like air mass will remain in place over the Finger Lakes for the next few days, though no day should be as hot as yesterday.
Today will be close, but temperatures will be capped a few degrees shy of Tuesday’s highs. This will primarily be the result of some thin clouds streaming in from the south.
The clouds are associated with a broad area of unsettled weather over the southeastern United States on the backside of the Atlantic high pressure system responsible for the warm weather.
One or two widely isolated showers or weak thunderstorms could pop up this afternoon as temperatures peak in the low and mid 80s. A few upper 80s will be possible as well.
Thin clouds will persist overnight and into early Thursday, gradually becoming thicker. Overnight temperatures will remain well into the 60s.
Scattered rain showers will move in on Thursday, most likely during the afternoon. A few showers could sneak in for the morning, too, though.
With the showers, highs tomorrow will be in the mid 70s. Thursday night’s temperatures will only drop into the upper 60s.
A cold front will approach on Friday, but not until highs return to near 80 degrees. Thunderstorms are likely and the set-up continues to be monitored for severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has our area in a Level 1 threat in their update this morning. Damaging winds will be the primary threat, as usual.
I should have more details on this threat with tomorrow’s update.
Behind the front, a shot of much colder air will move in.
Saturday will have breezy west and northwest winds which will gradually keep the cold air filtering in.
A mix of sun and clouds is expected. Rain is unlikely, unless a few early showers behind the front linger. Highs will top out in the mid 60s.
Clouds will increase for Sunday and temperatures will continue to drop. Some spits of drizzle cannot be ruled out, but for the most part, it looks like a dry day.
Temperatures will struggle to get much beyond 50 degrees after starting out in the mid 40s.
Monday will be no different. Temperatures will start the day in the upper 30s and low 40s with highs around 50. Clouds will be thick much of the day, but may break up late.
If skies do clear, the chances for frost Tuesday morning will increase. Temperatures will start to moderate thereafter, with 60s possible on Tuesday and 70s before the week ends.