A few more showers will continue over the Finger Lakes today as the lingering front pulls back.
Scattered showers of rain were detected by radar this morning, especially in the southeastern half of the region. These will slowly drift eastward during the morning and into the early afternoon.
If you’re not seeing rain in your area early this morning, you probably won’t see much the rest of the day either. You may also start to see some sunshine moving in and out of the clouds this morning.
Breaks from the sun will gradually replace showers, with most areas getting at least a little sun before the day ends.
Light northwest winds are blowing with the front moving at about 5 mph. Temperatures will reach highs in the mid 70s and perhaps even lower 70s, although as clouds and rain continue, temperatures will remain in the 60s.
The sky will be clear at times this evening, but new clouds will gradually form. Overnight temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 50s.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy, with the best chance for some sun during the mid to late morning. The afternoon weather will be somewhat cloudy, but mostly dry. In the late afternoon and early evening, showers and some thunderstorms will begin to develop as the next system begins.
Tuesday should be a little warmer than today with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Some places around Syracuse and from Elmira to Binghamton could reach 80 degrees. It will still be a bit humid, with dew points in the low to mid 60s. The wind will be southwesterly at a speed of 5-10 knots per hour.
Widespread rain is expected Tuesday night, possibly accompanied by some thunder and heavy rain. Rain will continue until Wednesday morning and perhaps later in the eastern half of the region. However, there is still some uncertainty about the timing of the front responsible for the rainfall.
Cool and calm
Like today, there should be gradual drying out and brightening on Wednesday afternoon. Most areas are expected to see a little sun at the end of the day, with clear skies appearing in the evening hours.
On Wednesday, winds will return from the northwest again, at a speed of more than 5 mph. The cold, dry air will eventually start moving in.
High temperatures on Wednesday will be mostly in the mid to upper 60s. Dew points will fall through the 50s.
With clear skies Wednesday night, temperatures will drop overnight. Thursday morning lows will range from the low 50s across the north and near the immediate lake shores, while in the south, lows will be near 50 degrees or just below.
Thursday will start out with some sun, but fair weather clouds will appear quickly. Some rain is also possible, especially downwind of Lake Ontario. Winds will remain northwest at a little over 5 mph.
Thursday will be the coolest day ahead with highs in the mid to mid 60s. Some higher elevations may struggle to reach 60 degrees if clouds develop quickly and remain dense for most of the day.
The clouds will dissipate as quickly as they developed late Thursday, leaving clear skies and light winds for a cool 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, low temperatures will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
Friday will be mostly sunny with nearly calm winds, allowing temperatures to rise by a few degrees. Expect highs in the upper 60s with temperatures in some places reaching 70 degrees.
By Saturday, Hurricane Lee will be somewhere off the coast of New England. If Lee moves far enough west, some cirrus clouds on the outer edges of the storm may make their way into our area. If I stay to the east, the sky will be sunny again.
You should continue to monitor Lee’s forecast, especially if you have weekend plans in New England.
Temperatures should continue to rise again with highs around 70 degrees on Saturday and in the low 70s on Sunday. Dry weather will continue through the weekend.
Rain chances look low over the next week, although there is likely to be a period of showers at some point early in the week. Temperatures look like they will settle into the low to mid 70s, which is close to average for mid-September.
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This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected.
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