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Forecasters say don’t get used to warm, dry weather

The reality of this summer has been rainy, cool temperatures — with very few breaks of “true” summer weather.

As pointed out in Monday’s update, the forecast for this week looks good — with only isolated chances of showers and storms. Temperatures are expected to continue trending in the 80s, with plenty of sunshine.

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that those who are enjoying this week’s dry, warmer weather, though should enjoy it while it lasts.

Here’s part of Montreuil’s long-term forecast for August:

“Unfortunately, the Finger Lakes appears to be on borrowed time. The warm, dry weather is not expected to last beyond this week.

Longer range models are in good agreement that another cool period will settle in, starting this weekend and lasting through next week and possibly into the middle of August.

Instead of highs in the 80s, most days will be below normal in the low or mid 70s. There will, of course, be exceptions to this, but those looking for heat will continue to be disappointed.

The trends are for an increased chance for above normal precipitation as well. The day-to-day weather will have to be resolved in the future, but an active weather pattern can be expected.”

Read more of Montreuil’s update here

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers after 3 pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 85. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Sunday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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