Sunday updates for the Memorial Day Forecast

finger lakes weather forecast sunday may 26 2024 memorial day rain thunderstorms
While the severe threat for Monday looks minimal, it will still be a blustery, wet day with waves of rain and thundery downpours. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Wet Monday

After a dry Sunday, where morning clouds give way to mixed skies, Monday will turn wet and stormy.

The expectations for Monday continue to become more clear, and there is both good news, and bad news for those with outdoor plans.

The good news is that the severe threat does not look like it will materialize in a meaningful way.

The bad news is that it still looks like a rather wet day.

A predawn warm front will bring the first few showers to the area. This will be followed by potentially several waves of rain and thunderstorms, especially during the midday and afternoon hours.

Locally heavy downpours will be likely, and there may even be some localized poor drainage flooding.

A strong thunderstorm wind gust will remain a possibility, as will occasional lightning.

Outside of any thunderstorms, it will also be windy. South-southeast winds will blow with speeds of 15-20 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph.

There are still questions that need to be resolved, chief among them being how long the rain will continue into the afternoon. If the cold front associated with this system moves through during the mid to late afternoon, the rain may taper to smaller, more isolated showers late in the day.

I will have a morning blog post tomorrow at some point.

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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.