From Hot to Not
After another day of “more of the same” on Friday, the weather pattern over the Finger Lakes will start to change.
Before anything significantly different, Friday will end up very similar to Thursday. Temperatures will rise quickly through the morning on their way to highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.
The north wind will pick up a bit this afternoon with wind speeds over 10 mph at times. The sky will also fill with fair-weather clouds, though there should still be plenty of sunshine between the individual clouds.
There is even a tiny chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm, mainly east of Cayuga Lake. Almost all areas will remain dry, however.
Temperatures will remain in the 60s for most of the night tonight with a continued small chance for a stray shower or storm.
The rain chances, minute as they are, will dry up Saturday morning and skies will become increasingly sunny. Winds will be from the north and northeast, again at over 10 mph at times. Cooler air will start to move in on these winds, with highs near or slightly under 80 degrees.
Sunday will be sunny but cooler yet. Morning lows will start the day off in the low 50s with afternoon highs not far off the seasonal average in the low 70s.
North winds will be light in the morning but will increase to around 10 mph for the afternoon.
Homing in on Some Rain
Confidence in how the weather will unfold next week is finally starting to grow, with some consistency showing on the models.
Monday is likely to be dry, albeit rather cloudy, as our region gets squeezed by a weak disturbance dropping south through the Great Lakes and a low pressure system off the coast of New England.
Temperatures will top out in just the upper 60s after starting out mostly in the 40s.
There will be a small chance for a few showers late in the day as the disturbance moves through, but the precipitation looks unimpressive and insignificant.
Moisture from the New England low will rotate back to the west, then southwest over our region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both days look like they will have scattered to numerous showers with a few thunderstorms thrown in the mix as well.
Rain amounts will likely be highly variable, but most areas should see at least some rain.
Temperatures will remain on the cool side with highs in the mid 60s Tuesday and only low 60s Wednesday.
A few lingering showers will be possible Thursday as the low finally kicks out over the north Atlantic and leaves the picture. Temperatures will slowly work back towards 70 degrees by next weekend.
However, a generally cool, wetter pattern looks possible even beyond next weekend, though uncertainty remains high that far out.