Quiet Thursday ahead of unsettled weekend

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After a brief break in the weather today, more rain is in the forecast in the coming days. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Brief Break

A small area of high pressure will move through the Finger Lakes today, giving our region a rare break in the active weather.

Skies are mostly clear this morning with some areas of valley fog. The fog should burn off quickly though.

Some fair weather clouds will build later this morning and into the afternoon. Also mixing in will be some thin clouds high in the atmosphere. It will not be completely cloudy, but nor will it be completely sunny.

There is an almost negligible chance for a couple isolated rain showers to pop up this afternoon. Even if one or two of these showers do manage to develop, they will be light and brief and will make little to no impact on the overall day.

Southwest winds will blow, keeping some humidity in place and adding in some warmer air. Highs will be in the mid and upper 80s with dewpoints in the low and mid 60s.

A band of thunderstorms from the Great Lakes will approach the region tonight. However, these should be quickly dissipating, leading to no more than a couple stray showers in the Finger Lakes.

The clouds associated with these showers will help hold nighttime temperatures in the upper 60s.

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

Weekend Weather

A frontal boundary working behind the scenes with tonight’s decaying thunderstorms will be over the area Friday and Saturday, leading to some chances for rain.

Showers will develop on Friday, mainly across the northern half of the region for the morning and early afternoon and the southern half for the latter afternoon and evening. A few thunderstorms will be possible as well, but severe weather is not expected.

The rain on Friday should remain scattered enough that most areas will be dry at any given time during the day.

With the front mainly to our south, look for highs Friday in the mid and upper 70s.

The front will lift back north Friday night. Rain will especially be possible after midnight in the western and northern reaches of the region. This will continue into Saturday morning, while much of the southern and eastern Finger Lakes remains mostly dry.

In these areas, temperatures Saturday will rise into the mid 80s with oppressive dewpoints in the low 70s. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms will develop.

The overall picture for severe weather looks marginal, but a few storms could briefly become strong. Heavy rain will also be possible once again.

There remain questions on how quickly this system will depart. As such, a few showers may be possible Sunday or even into Monday. Neither day should be a washout, though.

A new front will move through late Tuesday or Wednesday next week with another round of showers and storms. A stretch of quiet, cooler weather will build in behind that front. Look for highs in the low and mid 70s for the latter half of next week.

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

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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.