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Finger Lakes begins to clear out after days of storms

Finally, the Finger Lakes is going to get a break from the ongoing, active, wet weather that has made headlines over the last two days with storm damage, flooding, and even a couple tornado-warned cells. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy. There is the outside risk of a scattered shower, but it won’t be a washout by any stretch. Conditions will... more

Ontario County hammered by flooding rains on Sunday (full coverage)

Ontario County was hammered by heavy rain, winds, and hail on Sunday afternoon as a slow-moving thunderstorm moved through the region. The storm, which was originally tornado-warned, was downgraded to severe thunderstorm classification, but still was producing winds in excess of 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service. A Flash Flood Warning was also issued for Ontario and Yates... more

More rain, storms coming into the FLX on Monday

The forecast for Monday calls for more active weather in the Finger Lakes. While the National Weather Service isn’t calling for the level of activity that was seen on Sunday, anyone in the region is fair game for the kind of pop up thunderstorm that could produce hail, damaging winds, and most-importantly torrential rainfall. While hail and damaging winds are... more

Friday, Saturday will offer relief from unsettled weather

After an incredibly active weather week in the Finger Lakes — Friday looks to be a calm, summer-like way to end it. The weekend forecast looks like a mixed bag, although Saturday will likely be the “pick” day of the weekend. Especially for those who are trying to get outside for a barbecue or some boating. Friday is expected to... more

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES: Photos of Taughannock show how wet this summer has been compared to a year ago

Looking for good photographic evidence that this summer has been a soaker compared to last year? These shots taken by Rachel Burkholder looking at Taughannock Falls tell the tale. The photo on the left was taken in the last week. While the photo on the right shows the same venue exactly one-year ago showcasing how dry last summer was in... more

LATEST: NWS issues watches, warnings for region as storms move into area

Update: 1 pm The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Wayne, Ontario, Monroe and Wyoming counties as a line of powerful storms moves through the region. – Latest NWS Watches/Warnings Wyoming County was even placed under a Tornado Warning shortly before 1 pm. The line of storms currently moving into the Western Finger Lakes is... more

Temperatures heat up Wednesday, Thursday ahead of next rain threat

According to forecasters the last time we reached the upper-80s here in the Finger Lakes was in mid-June. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says June 19th, to be precise. Nearly a month later, the Finger Lakes will experience one of the hottest days its felt all year. South winds will push hot air into the region — spurring temperatures to... more

Moravia hammered again by storms (full coverage)

Another day, more rain. The entire summer has felt like one, prolonged rain event here in the Finger Lakes, and Monday was no exception to that rule. For parts of Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, and Ontario counties two rounds of torrential rain. Some parts of southern Cayuga County, which were hard hit by flooding last week — saw strong thunderstorms knock... more

Significant flooding risk again as warm, muggy air makes return to FLX

Get ready for a warm and muggy week here in the Finger Lakes. Along with that air mass will come the threat of flooding rains. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that there is an elevated risk of flash flooding, especially in areas that were hard hit last week. That means parts of Tompkins and Cayuga counties are under the... more

Friday’s rain brings more flood damage to southern Cayuga County & Ithaca (full coverage)

More rain on Friday caused a deluge of calls into Cayuga County 911 for flooded roads and basements in the southern part of Cayuga County. County emergency dispatchers reported flooding conditions in Moravia, Genoa, Locke, Sempronious, King Ferry and Scipio. The Moravia Volunteer Fire Department called all available personnel to report to its department at about 3:40 p.m. and also... more

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... more

Powerful floodwaters flowing in Dryden

Floodwaters rushed through the Village of Dryden Friday night, tearing up parking lots and turning driveways into scattered pools of water. One man watched the whole thing happen from his store, which didn’t suffer any damage. “Kind of impressive real muddy water, about two-foot deep, went out you know 50 to 100 feet. onto those lawns and parking lots,” said... more

Weekend offers some relief from heavy rain, humid weather

For the most part, the weather is going to be a welcomed change throughout this weekend. After extensive flooding in parts of Cayuga, Tompkins, Seneca, and Ontario counties over the last several days – the region should begin to dry out on Saturday. While a spotty shower or pop up thunderstorm isn’t out of the question – the heavy, inundating... more

MUST WATCH: Storm drain at Seneca Yacht Club spouts after torrential rains (video)

The Finger Lakes has gotten it’s share of rain over the last two days. Photos from around the region have been circulating, as waters rise, creeks spill over, and some roadways became impassable on Thursday. None of the footage though, was quite as dramatic as that shared to YouTube by Stan Matthews. The short video below shows a storm drain overflowing... more

Flooding threat again high as more heavy rain expected

For those who hoped Friday would offer some relief from the flash flooding threat that has persisted over the area the last two days — the forecast shows more of the same. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the region remains under the gun for flash flooding this afternoon as another round of rain and thunder moves through the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Hill Cumorah, Musselman & Convention Days (podcast)

Summer is in full-swing as we enter the third full weekend of July and Jessica Lahr and the FingerLakes1.com Staff will get you primed with your full local event line-up and weather outlook for the Musselman in Geneva, Convention Days in Seneca Falls and the opening of the Hill Cumorah pageant in Palmyra. Also, see our photo of the week... more

Boating Advisory issued for Keuka Lake

A boating advisory was issued for Keuka Lake in Yates County from Sheriff Ron Spike on Thursday: “With the heavy rains today many creeks and gulley’s that empty into Keuka Lake have washed assorted debris into the lakes and they can be a floating hazard to navigation. Boaters are cautioned to be observant of floating tree limbs, logs, stumps, and... more

Heavy rain pounding the region

Heavy rain is expected in the Finger Lakes on Thursday and Friday, according to forecasters, who note that the risk for flash flooding continues to grow. An area of heavy rain and embedded thunder will roll into the Finger Lakes during the late-morning hours, and bring with it a serious risk for flooding in areas where significant rainfall has already... more
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