Only isolated showers as dry pattern takes hold

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There will be several chances for small, isolated showers Friday and Saturday before several days of dry weather are expected. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Weekend Cold Fronts

Two pushes of cooler air will move into the Finger Lakes this weekend, but only a few isolated rain showers are expected.

The first chance for rain will be this afternoon in the warm, semi-humid airmass ahead of the primary cold front.

The morning and early afternoon hours today will be dry. A deck of thin overcast this morning will gradually pull away to the southeast. Portions of the Southern Tier may hold onto the clouds into the afternoon.

The rest of the Finger Lakes will see increasing sunshine this morning, followed by the development of puffy cumulus clouds.

As temperatures head into the 80s this afternoon, a few of those clouds will grow enough to produce some small, isolated showers and storms. Some brief downpours and rumbles of thunder will be possible. Severe weather is not expected, and most areas will probably not see rain.

The showers will dissipate as the daytime heating is lost, though temperatures will remain well into the 60s tonight.

A few more showers will move through after midnight as the primary cold front presses through the region. Again, though, most areas will not see rain.

A final chance for rain comes Saturday afternoon as some daytime heating showers and storms again pop up. These will be a bit more common than they are today, but will still only bring pockets of rainfall.

High temperatures Saturday will be in the low and mid 70s. Another front, which will be little more than a wind shift, will move through early Sunday, keeping temperatures in the 60s Sunday afternoon.

Winds today will be very light, coming from the southwest at 5 mph or less. Saturday will be breezier with northwest winds around 10-12 mph. Speeds will be similar on Sunday with a more northerly component.

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Dry Pattern Sets Up

After the rain showers Saturday afternoon, a stretch of dry weather is expected for most of next week.

Sunday and Monday will both have mixes of sun and clouds. No rain is expected on either day.

Temperatures will quickly start to rebound after Sunday’s cool afternoon. Highs Monday should return to the low 70s. On Tuesday, 80s should return with a good chunk of the region pushing above 85 degrees.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny before a few more clouds move in on Wednesday. Again though, no rain is expected either Tuesday or Wednesday.

The heat will peak on Wednesday when 90-degree weather is a real possibility. A cold front is then expected on Thursday with some showers. While it is early, these don’t look overly impressive as far as rainfall.

Toward next weekend, the rain chances look like they will start to increase while temperatures settle into another cool pattern.

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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.