Cold front sweeps humidity away, but only brings a few showers

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Dewpoints are falling this morning as a cold front brings in a new regime of low humidity and comfortable temperatures. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Goodbye Heat and Humidity

A cold front is moving through the Finger Lakes this morning, bringing the promise of more comfortable temperatures and humidity levels.

Dewpoints are already falling into the 60s across the northern and western Finger Lakes behind the front. To the south and east, upper 60s and low 70s dewpoints remain.

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Less humid air is moving into the Finger Lakes behind the cold front this morning. Click to enlarge.

Along the front itself are some scattered showers. None of the rain is particularly heavy or long lasting, so rainfall amounts will remain low. The threat for showers will exit to the southeast during the mid to late morning.

Immediately behind the front, it may be a bit cloudy and drizzly for a while before the sun gradually works its way out this afternoon. Northwest winds will set up with speeds approaching 10 mph. A few gusts over 20 mph will be possible.

Temperatures will not move much this morning, but will gradually make their way to around 80 degrees this afternoon. Many higher elevations will not quite make it to 80, while some of the typically warmer areas will nose their way into the low 80s.

Skies will be mixed tonight but the northwest winds and drier air will help temperatures cool. Overnight lows should mostly be in the upper 50s and low 60s, though some cooler pockets in the mid 50s are likely.

Wednesday will be a pleasant day with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be in the low 80s with dewpoints comfortably in the mid 50s. No rain is expected and just a whisper of a northwest wind will remain in place.

Another comfortable night is expected, with mixed skies and lows again in the upper 50s and low 60s with cooler pockets.

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

Dry and Sunny

A second, weak cold front will move through the area on Thursday. Unfortunately, this front looks like a minimal rain producer. It may have even less rain with it than the front this morning. The front should move through during the afternoon on Thursday. The best chances for a few stray, brief showers will be across the eastern and southern halves of the region.

Temperatures on Thursday should be around 80 degrees. As the front passes, winds will kick up to around 10 mph from the northwest. Dry, cool air will push into the region.

Widespread lows in the 50s are expected Thursday night with skies becoming mostly clear.

Friday will be sunny with a few fair weather clouds mixing in. Highs will mostly be in the mid 70s, but some higher elevations will stick to the low 70s. Dewpoints will be all the way down into the low and mid 40s, yielding relative humidity values under 35%.

There will be little change through the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will start out with temperatures in the 50s, see afternoon highs in the mid 70s, and feature a simple mix of sunshine and fair weather clouds.

Dewpoints will remain in the 40s through the weekend. Saturday will have north winds of 5-10 mph and gusts of 20-25 mph. The wind traveling down the length of the lakes could lead to some choppy water on the south ends of the lakes. The wind Sunday will turn to the northwest and decrease to around 5 mph.

Temperatures may warm slightly for the beginning of next week. No rain is expected until the middle of next week, when a more unsettled pattern will be possible. There is still plenty of uncertainty with the rain chances, though.flx weather sponsorship banner

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finger lakes weather 7-day forecast tuesday august 9 2022
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.