Cold Front Approaches
Another cold front will move into the Finger Lakes region this afternoon, triggering some scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Most of the region is off to a sunny start this morning, though a few clouds out ahead of the cold front dot the area as well.
Generally sunny conditions will continue through the morning with a steady increase in fair-weather cumulus clouds. These will continue to build and grow this afternoon.
A few scattered showers will skirt across the northern half of the region late this morning and into the midday hours. Thunderstorms will start to pop up during the early afternoon.
Throughout the mid and late afternoon, thunderstorms will track southeast across the region. The storms may be able to consolidate into a broken line after 5 PM, especially for areas south and east of a Syracuse-Penn Yan-Wellsville line.
Most of the storms today will not be severe, but a couple isolated severe wind gusts will be possible. Flooding will not be much of a concern since the storms will move along steadily. However, if a given location sees multiple storms, a little poor drainage flooding could be possible.
High temperatures will reach the low and mid 80s early this afternoon but will be cooler in the wake of any thunderstorms.
The front will stall out overhead, keeping the chances for showers going into the overnight and Thursday. Neither of these time periods look as active as this afternoon with mostly isolated, small showers.
Overnight temperatures will fall into the low and mid 60s. A few areas of fog will be possible, especially where it rains late in the day. Thursday will see highs mostly in the upper 70s and low 80s.
The frontal boundary will dissipate rather than move through the region. It may survive enough for a stray shower early Friday. Of the next few days, the chances for rain are lowest on Friday.
Temperatures will again be in the upper 70s and low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.
A deck of thin clouds will work in from the southwest Friday night, signaling the approach of a new weather system.
Saturday should stay dry, though the clouds will remain in place and likely thicken as the day goes on.
Temperatures should be a bit warmer, with highs reaching into the low and mid 80s. Some rain may approach from the southwest for the evening and overnight hours. If this arrived sooner, temperatures would be a bit lower Saturday afternoon.
Whenever the rain arrives, there will be the potential for some heavy rain and thunder. The most likely time for this to happen appears to be early Sunday morning.
Low pressure should track from western to northern New York during the day on Sunday. This path would favor additional rain and thunderstorms over our area Sunday afternoon.
The nearby proximity to the low and adequate winds aloft are reason to consider the potential for strong storms Sunday afternoon. However, this will ultimately be determined by the path of the low and influenced by the timing of the rain and any sun that works out Sunday morning. Stay tuned.
Behind this system, temperatures will remain in the 70s and low 80s for much of next week. An early look at the day-to-day weather hints at a cold front moving through during the middle of the week.
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