Hot Weekend Weather
A steady increase in temperatures will take place this weekend as the weather dries out and turns quiet.
There are still a few showers across the Southern Tier early Friday morning, but these should dissipate before too long. A mix of sun and clouds will be present throughout much of today.
A few of the afternoon cumulus puffy clouds will grow large enough to produce a couple isolated showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. This will be most likely after 5 PM, but most areas will not see additional rain today.
Temperatures will rise into the low 80s across the north with upper and mid 70s across the south. Be sure to check your zip-code forecast
for your town’s expectations.
Nighttime temperatures will drop into the upper 50s and low 60s tonight as skies become mostly clear. Saturday will follow suit, with more sun than clouds.
West-southwest winds will blow at 10-15 mph on Saturday with gusts of 25-30 mph. These winds will import warmer air, with highs ranging through the 80s. As usual, northern areas will be the warmest, where upper 80s are possible, and higher elevations will be coolest in the low 80s.
Sunday will be more of the same as temperatures approach 90 degrees in the I-90 vicinity and climb above 85 for most of the rest of the region. Afternoon fair weather clouds will mix in with the sunshine, but no rain is expected. Southwest winds on Sunday will not be as blustery.
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The heat will continue into Monday, with similar conditions to Sunday. More locations will hit 90 degrees, and those that do not will probably come close.
Dewpoints will push into the 60s on Monday as well, making it feel muggy. No rain is expected though, with just another mix of sun and clouds.
The models have shifted on the mid-week weather. Instead of two systems moving through, a weak one Tuesday and a stronger one Thursday, the Tuesday system has become the main actor. These inconsistencies lend to slightly lower confidence, but there is continuity in this new setup, so the confidence penalty is small.
Excessively humid air should build in by Tuesday. Dewpoints during the day may be into the 70s while temperatures quickly push into the 80s.
An approaching cold front will clash with this airmass to produce numerous thunderstorms. With the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, these storms will likely be capable of torrential downpours.
Winds along on Tuesday are expected to be weak. This should help limit the severe potential but could result in slow-moving storms. At this early point, I am more concerned with localized flash flooding than severe storms. But it is early.
Showers and storms may linger into Wednesday. Without stronger winds aloft, the weather may be slow to clear. But, in time, the rain will move south and east and cooler air will work in.
By Thursday, highs will be in the 70s with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures should remain in this ballpark for at least a few days as we head toward next weekend.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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