Some Rain Today
An area of low pressure will track from Michigan into southeastern Canada today, spreading rain showers throughout the Finger Lakes.
Rain showers are approaching from the west early this morning and should overspread the region during the mid and late morning hours. From there, rain showers will continue to be possible through the afternoon and into the evening, though it will not be raining steadily the whole time.
The rain will be most widespread from the late morning into the early afternoon.
Most of the rain showers will be light, but some localized brief downpours will be possible. A few rumbles of thunder may also be possible, be severe weather is not expected, except perhaps a strong wind gust near the NY-PA border.
Rainfall amounts will be on the order of a quarter to a half an inch. A few localized pockets will see more than that. However, the chance of seeing less than a quarter inch is probably greater than seeing over a half-inch.
With the clouds and showers, temperatures will be limited today. Expect highs in the mid and upper 70s. Winds will be from the south at around 10 mph, turning to the west by this evening and the northwest overnight.
A few showers, along with some fog and drizzle, will linger through the overnight and into Wednesday morning. By the mid morning, the showers should end with clouds breaking up during the midday and early afternoon hours.
Wednesday afternoon will turn sunny with north-northwest winds decreasing. Temperatures will end up being similar to today, with highs in the mid and perhaps upper 70s.
Thursday Night Rain
Thursday will have the reverse trend of Wednesday with the day starting with sun before clouds increase.
Most of the daytime hours should stay dry, but a few showers or thunderstorms may push into the southwestern quadrant of the region before sunset.
Light south winds will be in place, allowing heat and some humidity back into the region. Most places should see a high near or above 85 degrees with dewpoints rising into the low 60s during the afternoon.
Rain and some thunderstorms will move through the area during the overnight period. Some localized downpours will be possible, especially across the southern half of the region.
A few showers will linger into early Friday before sunshine increases. Northwest winds will turn breezy, with speeds of 10-15 mph and gusts of 25-30 mph. High temperatures will average out in the upper 70s.
An impressively dry airmass will build in for the weekend, with as little as 20-30% of the seasonal average of available moisture. The dry air will lead to plenty of sunshine and some cooler nights. Lows Saturday morning will be in the mid 50s while Sunday morning will be in the low 50s. Some pockets will be cooler.
Temperatures will be cool on Saturday with highs in the low 70s. Sunday will add back a couple degrees for highs in the mid 70s. South winds will return by Monday, jumping temperatures back into the mid 80s.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible toward the middle of next week and especially on Tuesday.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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