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Forecast warm, stormy for Thursday and Friday

The heat is on for the Finger Lakes for the next two days.

A surprise shot of rain for a large part of the Finger Lakes late-Wednesday night provided some relief from the heat that has been present all week. While our official stretch of dry weather was broken last night, there are two solid days remaining in the forecast before things revert back to a cooler, wetter outlook.

Thursday will bring a risk for afternoon thunderstorms. Forecasters say that the best chance for storms in the Finger Lakes will be after 4 pm. Tonight the risk for showers or thunderstorms will be greatest before 1 am, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will soar into the mid-80s for the region today, and it will feel a bit on the humid side, compared to how it’s felt in recent days.

Friday will be the change day that the region has been waiting on. While temperatures will rush into the mid-80s, with some locations getting into the upper-80s, according to the National Weather Service — the weather change that will be ushered in behind afternoon- and evening- thunderstorms will be significant.

This weekend, while off-and-on showers are expected throughout — temperatures will struggle to reach into the mid-70s.

Check out the radar below to stay ahead of the storms

Extended, weekend forecast for the Finger Lakes

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Low around 66. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday

A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday

Showers likely, mainly after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 76.

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