Tonight: Becoming cloudy with a 40% chance of light rain after 2am. Rain will move south to north toward daybreak. Low: 55-62
4th of July: Scattered rain showers are likely through midday. Showers taper through the late afternoon with more dry time than wet expected after 2pm. Slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. High: 71-76
Saturday Night: Turning partly cloudy. Most fireworks displays should be a go. Low: 50-55
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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A weak area of low pressure well to our south will spread some rain into the area late tonight through the mid to late afternoon Saturday. Showers should taper west to east and be out of the area in time for fireworks displays Saturday night. High pressure will visit Sunday and Monday before the weather turns more unsettled Tuesday and Wednesday. The humidity will increase starting Monday and we’ll see highs in the 80s with a chance of showers and storms Tuesday and Wednesday. Late next week looks more settled with mainly dry weather Thursday and Friday. Highs will remain a bit above average.
We’ll head into tonight dry, but after about 3am some light rain showers will develop south to north. Lows will be in the 50s to near 60. Saturday will be unsettled and wet at times through at least mid day. The highest chance of showers will be before noon and the rain showers should become less numerous through the late afternoon and early evening. Most, if not all, of the rain should be gone by the time the fireworks displays go off Saturday night. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. Rainfall totals look to range from a trace to 0.25”, but could be as high as 0.50” inside any persistent areas of rain. The thunder threat is low for most of the area. If we do see any thunder at all, it is likely to be toward the Finger Lakes. Saturday night clouds should decrease as high pressure builds in for Sunday. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s.
Sunday looks great with sunny skies and highs around 80. It will turn more humid and quite warm on Monday. Clouds and sunshine will mix and highs will climb into the mid 80s.
By next Tuesday, the chance of rain and thunder returns. I’ll put the chance at 30% for now with highs staying in the low to mid 80s. The highest chance of rain next week looks like it will be Wednesday with a cold front expected to cross the area. Highs will be around 80 with a 60% chance of showers and thunder. Next Thursday and Friday look dry and seasonable with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.