A few more showers will linger over the Finger Lakes today as the stalled-out front that has been hanging around finally pulls away.
Scattered showers dot the radar this morning, especially across the southeastern half of the region. These will slowly drift eastward through the morning and into the early afternoon.
If you are not seeing rain in your area early this morning, you probably will not see much the rest of the day, either. You may even start to see some sun poke in and out of the clouds this morning.
Breaks of sun will replace the showers gradually, with most areas getting at least a little sun before the day is done.
A slight northwest wind will set up as the front departs with speeds around 5 mph. Temperatures will top out in the low to perhaps mid 70s, though while clouds and showers linger, temperatures will remain in the 60s.
Skies will be clear at times this evening, but new clouds will gradually take over. Nighttime temperatures will make it down into the mid and upper 50s.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with the best chance for a little sun coming during the mid to late morning. The afternoon will be rather cloudy, but mostly dry. Late in the afternoon and early in the evening, showers and a few thunderstorms will start to pop up as the next system rolls in.
Tuesday should be a bit warmer than today with highs in the mid and upper 70s. A few places around Syracuse and from Elmira to Binghamton may hit 80 degrees. It will still be a bit muggy, with dewpoints in the low and mid 60s. Winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph.
Rain will become widespread Tuesday night, possibly with some thunder and heavier downpours. Showers will linger into Wednesday morning and possibly later over the eastern half of the region. There is still some uncertainty in the timing of the front responsible for the rain, though.
Cool and Quiet
Like today, there should be a gradual drying out and brightening up Wednesday afternoon. Most areas should see a little sun at the end of the day, with clear skies developing for the evening hours.
Winds on Wednesday will be from the northwest again, with speeds above 5 mph. Cooler and eventually drier air will begin to move in.
High temperatures on Wednesday will mostly be in the mid and upper 60s. Dewpoints will fall through the 50s.
As skies clear Wednesday night, overnight temperatures will drop. Morning lows on Thursday will range from the low 50s across the north and near the immediate lake shores, while to the south, lows will be near or slightly below 50 degrees.
Thursday will start with some sun, but fair weather clouds will quickly bubble up. A few spits of rain will also be possible, especially downwind of Lake Ontario. Winds will remain out of the northwest with speeds just over 5 mph.
Thursday will be the coolest upcoming day with highs in the low and mid 60s. A few higher elevations may even struggle to reach 60 degrees if the clouds develop quickly and remain thick for most of the day.
The clouds will dissipate as quickly as they developed late Thursday, leaving clear skies and light winds for a chilly night. Mid 40s will be widespread across the southern half of the region with pockets of low 40s. To the north and near the lakes, lows will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
Friday will be mostly sunny with nearly calm winds, which should allow temperatures to add a few degrees. Expect highs in the upper 60s with a few places hitting 70 degrees.
By Saturday, Hurricane Lee will be somewhere off the New England coast. If Lee tracks far enough westward, some thin clouds on the outer edges of the storm may make their way into our area. If Lee stays further east, skies will again be mostly sunny.
The forecast for Lee should continue to be monitored, especially if you have weekend plans in New England.
Temperatures should continue to creep back upward with highs around 70 on Saturday and in the low 70s on Sunday. Dry weather will persist through the weekend.
The overall chances for rain look low into next week, though there will probably be a period of some showers sometime early in the week. Temperatures look like they will settle in the low and mid 70s, which is near average for mid-September.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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