Relief is here.
A comfortable summer weekend has arrived in the Finger Lakes – with the high heat, and humidity subsiding after the passage of a cold front. Cooler, drier air is taking over the region, and will remain in place throughout the weekend.
Rain chances will be non-existent until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, when temperatures will again climb into the upper-80s, and approach 90 degrees.
The front is thru; the heat is off & the humidity is down. All systems are go for a sun-sational wknd in #Rochester / #FingerLakes. However, we foresee little/no rainfall thru next Friday; dryness will become increasing concern, esp. west side. Image: #LakeOntario , Parker Zack pic.twitter.com/o04cVnnwz2
— Kevin Williams (@wxbywilliams) July 6, 2018
That said, Saturday will start the weekend off with moderate temperatures – as highs approach 80 degrees throughout the region. There will be plenty of sun and only a light breeze. On Sunday, temperatures will climb a few degrees higher, according to the National Weather Service, but with minimal humidity – the warmer temps won’t feel nearly as oppressive.
The region is listed in the pre-drought, ‘Abnormally Dry’ classification, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, who says that next week’s forecast doesn’t look like it will help the cause. He says Tuesday’s chance for rain will be minimal – and the next chance for significant rainfall isn’t for another week; and a lot of uncertainty remains there.
The heat wave is over for Western and North Central NY. Enjoy the cooler weather today and into the weekend. pic.twitter.com/TI1ji8i2KC
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) July 6, 2018
Showers & scattered t'storms around this morning. These move east, with decreasing clouds by afternoon. The heat & humidity are also moving out. Expect mostly sunny skies later today through Sunday, with highs in the 70s Today/Saturday & 80s Sunday. Humidity ↓↓↓♥ #NYWX #PAWX pic.twitter.com/jj04t3GZ2K
— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) July 6, 2018