Weekend Weather Forecast
High pressure will be in place across the area most of the weekend, keeping our area quiet and dry.
Friday morning is off to another cool start with clear skies and river valley fog. Unlike yesterday, however, there should be little in the way of cloud growth today with skies instead staying mostly sunny.
Winds will be from the north thanks to the position of the high just to our west and the influence of Hurricane Lee on its approach to the waters off the shore of New England. Wind speeds will be 5-10 mph with a few gusts approaching 20 mph.
The wind will counteract the sunshine, though temperatures should still be a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday. Most areas should see highs in the upper 60s with urban areas coming in around 70 degrees.
Clear skies are expected for most of the night tonight, though some thin clouds on the fringe edge of Lee may scoot into the eastern half of the region during the predawn hours.
It will again be chilly with widespread temperatures in the mid 40s Saturday morning. Near lake areas will be closer to 50 degrees, and a few colder pockets are likely in the western Southern Tier, where the clouds from Lee will not reach.
The clouds associated with Lee will depart during the morning hours, leaving another sunny afternoon through the region. Winds will be from the northwest with speeds up to 10 mph and gusts to 25 mph as Lee passes by. Winds over the eastern half of the region will be slightly stronger than to the west.
Afternoon highs Saturday will be in the upper 60s and low 70s.
Winds will turn to the west-southwest Saturday night and some clouds, associated with an incoming weather system, will move in after midnight. This in turn should keep Sunday morning a bit warmer, with mid and upper 40s across the south and low 50s to the north.
The daytime hours Sunday should remain dry, though clouds will be commonplace. Winds will be from the south, but nearly calm. Still, temperatures will rise a couple more degrees for highs between 70-75 degrees for all but a few higher elevations.
Briefly Unsettled, then More Dry Weather
Scattered showers will move into the Finger Lakes Sunday evening and overnight. This rain is not expected to be heavy or widespread, with rain amounts ranging from zero to two-tenths of an inch by Monday morning.
Additional scattered showers and maybe a few rumbles of thunder are likely on Monday. Again, the rain should not be heavy or widespread, and much of the day will probably end up rather dry. The afternoon will likely have the greatest concentration of showers.
Temperatures on Monday will start in the low and mid 50s. But, with clouds and showers, highs will only be in the mid and upper 60s.
Clouds and a few showers will linger Monday night and into early Tuesday morning before clearing out. Tuesday afternoon should end up sunny, but with a steady northwest breeze. Temperatures Tuesday morning will average out across the region to near 50 degrees while afternoon highs stick to the upper 60s.
Some warmer air will begin to work in on Wednesday beneath mostly sunny skies. After morning lows in the 40s, afternoon highs should break back into the low 70s. Thursday will add on a few more degrees with highs in the mid 70s.
After the showers Monday, it may be close to another week before we see rain chances again with dry weather persisting through the end of next week and the following weekend.
Temperatures should remain in the 70s through this same time period, and likely for much of the following week as well.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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