Humidity has dropped, but temperatures stay mild

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Dry air with lower humidity has built into the Finger Lakes and will result in a pleasant couple of days. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Fresh Air

High pressure over eastern Canada has taken control of the weather across our region with gentle northeast winds pushing the humidity away.

Dewpoints have dropped into the 50s and even 40s this morning for most of the region, though a few places along the Pennsylvania state line still hover near 60.

Some thin clouds are moving through and river valley fog has developed in the favored areas. The fog will burn off this morning, but the occasional batch of thin clouds will remain possible through the day. Generally , though, it will be a sunny, dry day.

Temperatures will remain mild with highs near or slightly above 80 degrees. A few of the typically warmer areas could sneak into the mid 80s for a time this afternoon.

Skies will remain clear with a few batches of thin clouds overnight. Temperatures should drop to the upper 50s.

Some humidity will try to move north back toward the area on Friday. This will be a largely unsuccessful attempt, but it may be enough to trigger a few stray afternoon showers across the southern half of the region. The higher terrain of the western Southern Tier seems to be the most likely area to see a couple showers.

Otherwise, skies will be a mix of sun and clouds with highs again in the low to perhaps mid 80s.

A subtle front will drop south early Saturday with little fanfare. Throughout the day, skies will be mixed, and the chances for rain low.

Temperatures will be a couple degrees cooler, with most areas ending up within a couple degrees of 80.

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This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Some Unsettled, Cooler Weather

Winds will turn to the south by early Sunday, allowing some humidity to push back into the region. At the same time, another cold front will drop southeast through the region.

A band of showers and thunderstorms will likely develop ahead of the front sometime during the midday or afternoon hours. The later the expected frontal passage, the better the chance for thunderstorms in the Finger Lakes.

The threat for severe weather will probably end up being low at best. There will be limited fuel for thunderstorms to tap into, and the wind fields do not look impressive enough to make up for that.

Outside of the showers and storms, which should not last overly long, it will be a quiet day with mixed skies.

Temperatures will likely make it into the low 80s on Sunday, even if the front passes through early in the day.

Temperatures will start a retreat on Monday with highs reaching the upper 70s. A few scattered showers and storms may develop once again.

Lingering showers may even extend into Tuesday, but that remains uncertain. Temperatures will continue to back off with highs in the low 70s.

A cool, but very dry air mass will settle in for the middle of next week. Highs will likely stick to the 60s on Wednesday with dewpoints possibly as low as the 30s. There will be a low pressure spinning nearby, so some rain is not completely out of the question.

Late next week, temperatures will quickly come back up, with 70s on Thursday and 80s on Friday. A few showers may be possible either day.

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This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.

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