We made it to summer and we made it to Friday! Most of Friday was spent drying out but showers did linger well into Friday evening. As the night goes on, lingering rain will end and patchy fog will form; lows will be in the low to mid 50s. The heaviest rain is done but rivers are still running fast and high, it’ll be a good idea to let them calm down before taking a swim.
Here is more good news, the first weekend of summer looks fairly decent, especially Sunday. Saturday stays a little cooler than normal but still pleasant with highs in the low to mid 70s. A light shower will be possible over the NEK but I wouldn’t cancel plans. The one widespread negative about the day is that the wind will remain strong from the northwest, gusting close to 30mph. Sunday will be the warmer, sunnier, less windy day of the weekend with highs closing in on 80°.
Our next shot at rain arrives later Monday night, mainly in western New York. That means most of Monday looks dry with highs dancing around 80°. Widespread rain will then continue on Tuesday, that will likely end up being the wettest day of next week. However, highs will still approach 80°. Wednesday to Friday we stay summery with a daily shot at scattered afternoon storms; highs will be in the low 80s. Meanwhile, overnight lows will be in the low to mid 60s. Remember, the more into the 60s our lows are, the muggier it’s likely to be.
The summer solstice has happened and now it’s time to start losing light. In less than 2 weeks, we’ll lose 7 minutes of daylight by July 4. Thinking long term, we’ll lose nearly 3 1/2 hours from the start of summer to the start of fall.
Have a great weekend!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker