A much advertised cold front is still expected to bring rain to the Finger Lakes region early Saturday morning. Computer models continue to indicate that some tropical moisture pushed north by Hurricane Matthew will help enhance the rain for a time. Matthew alone will not be responsible for the extra rain, as there are a number of other factors at play completely unrelated to the hurricane.
The best chance for this enhancement of the rain will be across many of the areas that need it most: the heart of the Finger Lakes. This will not be drought-busting rain by any measure, but some areas could see over a half inch. This band of heavier rain will develop shortly after midnight and will slowly track east during the predawn hours. By early Saturday morning, the rain should be moving into the eastern Finger Lakes. The rain will start to fall apart some by mid morning as it heads towards Central New York.