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Sunday forecast improving, slight chance of thunderstorm late

The latest from the National Weather Service suggests that the weather Sunday won’t be as active as forecasters originally predicted.

While nothing major was expected for the region until the late-afternoon or early-evening hours, it appears as though most of that threat will remain well into the overnight hours, or more likely taking shape on Monday.

That means the forecast for Sunday will be clearer, sunnier, and warmer than in Saturday’s update.

Photo by Sarah Thompson.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the low-80s, according to the National Weather Service, with light winds and plenty of sunshine.

Outdoor activity will be a breeze, as the air should remain fairly comfortable throughout.

While forecasters are not ruling out the possibility of a passing or stray shower or thunderstorm — the likelihood remains that this Sunday will be dry.

Heading into the work week, things look much less certain. Like last week, the setup is expected to look eerily similar — as scattered heavy rains through thunderstorms are possible.

Get the latest forecast from the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center

Extended Finger Lakes Forecast

Sunday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 81. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1 am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

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