Few If Any Hazards
The Finger Lakes region should get a respite from hazardous weather this week, though there will still be a few chances for rain.
There will be a couple of key differences in the weather this week compared to last week. First, the atmosphere as a whole will have much less moisture to work with. This will cut down on the intensity of any rain that falls.
Second, the weather systems that impact our region this week will be quick-moving. There will be no stalled-out fronts or slow-moving low pressure systems.
Lastly, the atmosphere will not have much instability, which is key for thunderstorm growth. When there is instability, there will be nothing to trigger storms.
So, while there will be chances for more rain, heavy rain and flooding should not be an issue, and severe thunderstorms are unlikely.
With all that in mind, there will still be several chances for rain this week.
The first chance will come today, though most areas will probably stay dry. A few stray showers will pop up from time to time, but especially during the afternoon hours. These showers will be small, individual cells that should not linger in any one place for more than 15-30 minutes.
Outside of these showers, today will be a mix of sun and clouds. The sunshine, however, will be hazy due to wildfire smoke high in the atmosphere. The showers and clouds will dissipate this evening, leaving mostly clear skies with areas of fog developing.
Temperatures will top out in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. It will be a on the muggy side, with dewpoints in the mid and upper 60s. Overnight temperatures will drop into the low and mid 60s.
Passing Weather Systems
The daytime hours on Tuesday will be quiet. Skies will again be a mix of sun, clouds, and wildfire smoke. West and southwest winds will give temperatures a boost, with highs in the mid 80s. Dewpoints will remain in the mid and upper 60s.
Thunderstorms will drop southeast across Lake Ontario late in the day. By the time they arrive in the Finger Lakes, the sun will have set and the storms will be losing their intensity. Still, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible through the evening and overnight hours.
Clouds and a few showers will linger into Wednesday morning, but by midday, skies should be brightening. The afternoon will be a mix of sun and clouds. A breezy northwest wind will develop, holding temperatures to the low and mid 70s and reducing dewpoints to the mid 50s.
Morning fog on Thursday will give way to another partly cloudy day. Winds will be lighter as high pressure moves through. Temperatures will gain back a couple degrees, with highs in the mid and upper 70s.
Like Tuesday, a round of nighttime showers and storms will be possible Thursday night. And like Wednesday, Friday will start off with some clouds and showers before skies turn sunny for the afternoon.
Temperatures will take another hit behind this system. Highs on Friday may struggle to get much beyond 70 degrees. High temperatures will rebound some for Saturday, with mid 70s beneath mixed skies.
Another fast-moving system will be possible late in the weekend, though the details are highly uncertain this far in advance.
Next week looks like a continuation of this pattern with a couple of quick-moving weaker systems and temperatures generally sticking to the 70s or low 80s.
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This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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