More rain arrives in the Finger Lakes; will stick around for the weekend

We just can’t shake the cloudy, rainy weather here in the Finger Lakes. Rain has moved into the region late Thursday afternoon and is expected to stay with us through the weekend with the heaviest rains falling overnight Thursday and into the following evening on Friday. Check out the full forecast at the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center or check out the latest live radar below…

The latest forecast from FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil shows a stretch of chilly, rainy weather that will be a reminder of early-spring — rather than early-May. He says that Thursday will start off with breaks of sun, but the region will quickly become rain soaked as the afternoon and evening hours arrive.

Here’s Montreuil’s outlook for Thursday and Friday:

“By this afternoon, widespread light rain will start to move into the Finger Lakes from the southwest. The rain will become steady overnight, with near constant precipitation overnight and into Friday morning. 

This widespread area of rain will taper off by midday Friday, possibly ending with a few rumbles of thunder and heavier downpours as a wedge of warm air tries to push into the area. Additional scattered showers will be possible into Friday afternoon, but these will likely be somewhat few and far between.

Total rain amounts by Friday evening will range from around a half-inch to as much as an inch and a half. Gusty winds will also be in place Friday, with some of the higher elevations of the Southern Tier and eastern Finger Lakes gusting over 40 mph at times.”

As parts of the region, including the coastal communities along Lake Ontario continue to contend with flooding — the upcoming rain event could prove catastrophic for those locations.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Sodus Point on Thursday to talk about the flooding and the state’s efforts to deal with it.

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