Next Weather System
The next weather maker for the Finger Lakes will be an area of low pressure that will slowly track from the Upper Great Lakes today and off the coast of Maine by early Saturday.
This weather system is not overly strong but will bring some chances for rain over the next three days.
Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies are over the Finger Lakes to start today. Any morning clouds will burn off quickly and be replaced by puffy fair weather clouds. No rain is expected this morning or through the midday hours.
This afternoon, a few isolated showers will pop up. Most areas will not see rain. Those that do should see only a brief period of rain. A downpour of a couple minutes will be possible, but rain amounts will remain minimal. A few claps of thunder will also be possible.
Otherwise, skies will remain a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will be light and variable with speeds under 5 mph. Most areas will be near or just above 80 degrees this afternoon.
The chance for a few stray showers will continue early this evening and again towards dawn. It will be a touch warmer overnight with lows around or slightly over 60 degrees.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop tomorrow by the late morning and midday hours and continue through the afternoon. The rain should remain hit or miss, with only small clusters of storms organizing, at most.
There is a small chance for some stronger thunderstorm winds as well, but widespread or significant severe weather is unlikely. Rain amounts will max out at between a half and one inch. There will be areas that see nothing, though.
Skies may clear briefly for a time Friday evening in the immediate wake of this system’s cold front. Clouds will increase overnight, and Saturday morning should be overcast with spits of showers.
Back to Dry Weather
High pressure will build in for the latter half of Saturday, gradually leading to a decrease in cloud cover. With only partial sunshine and 5-10 mph north winds, temperatures will be held in check on Saturday. Look for highs in the low and mid 70s.
The wind will switch around to the south by Sunday morning, but speeds will drop to under 5 mph. Still, it will be enough. With a good deal of sunshine, highs should be able to push into the mid 80s.
Monday will be similar, with light south winds and a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will add on another couple degrees, with most areas in the mid and upper 80s. A few places hitting 90 degrees will be possible.
The chances for rain on both Sunday and Monday are near, but not quite zero. A stray shower cannot be ruled out either afternoon, but this minute chance should not even make you think twice about any outdoor plans.
The next cold front will move through on Tuesday with another round of showers and storms. This should clear out by Wednesday with highs returning to the 70s. Dry weather is expected through the end of next week and possibly through the Labor Day weekend.
Temperatures during the latter half of next week and next weekend will slowly creep upwards, but will probably remain comfortably in the 70s or lower half of the 80s.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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