The heat is on for one more day in the Finger Lakes as cooler air slowly approaches the region behind some strong thunderstorms. Some of the storms currently moving through the Finger Lakes could produce heavy rain. There is an 80% chance all Finger Lakes residents will experience one of these passing storms. The storms will continue to move through overnight before the cold front finally arrives around daybreak on Friday.
Then, Friday looks to become sunny with a high of just 76 to go along with breezy north winds at up to 16 mph.
For Thursday, a Heat Advisory was been issued, and will remain active through the day. The National Weather Service says that scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could produce heavy rainfall and localized flooding. Additionally, isolated damaging winds are possible in these storms.
Temperatures on Friday and Saturday should remain in the 70s to around 80, which will be about 10-15 degrees cooler than recent days. The comfortable, seasonable weather will continue through the weekend, before temperatures again could heat up during the next work week.
Check out the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center for the latest local forecast.
The Heat Advisory goes back into effect this afternoon. Highs will be near 90°, with the heat index reaching the upper 90s.
Expect the chance of a couple thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/dMEsgMTPHZ
— Marty Snyder 13WHAM (@MartySnyder13) July 5, 2018
Hot and humid today. Thunderstorms may bring heavy rain to the interior Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Back to normal this weekend. pic.twitter.com/2EV1uDw6k6
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) July 5, 2018
One more hot & humid day. Sct'd t'storms this afternoon/tonight could bring heavy rain, gusty winds & hail. A cold front sweeps through Friday AM from NW–>SE. Behind the front expect dry weather, with P. Sunny skies Friday PM. MUCH COOLER 70s Friday & Saturday Enjoy! #NYWX #PAWX pic.twitter.com/aI5atNYyMv
— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) July 5, 2018
— Josh Nichols (@wnywxguy) July 5, 2018