A cold, dreary weekend for the Finger Lakes

Cold air will move in behind a disturbance today. Click image to enlarge.
Cold air will move in behind a disturbance today. Click image to enlarge.

Showers have been ongoing across the Finger Lakes this morning as a disturbance moves into the region along with a couple of cold fronts. Even though most of the showers from the disturbance will move through during the morning hours, it will remain dreary and damp into Saturday.

As cold air filters in behind the cold front, the Great Lakes will contribute to the shower activity in the form of some lake effect rain. While it will not be raining everywhere all the time, this lake effect will probably not shut down until winds start to shift Sunday afternoon. None of the precipitation should be heavy- just enough to be a nuisance, really.

Temperatures are already at their maximum values today in the low and mid 50s. For the most part, temperatures will be steady this morning before dropping off in the afternoon. By the late afternoon, most places should be in the upper 40s. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight, with lows settling in the mid and upper 30s.

Finger Lakes Forecast for Oct. 18/19. Click image to enlarge.
Finger Lakes Forecast for Oct. 18/19. Click image to enlarge.

It may even be cold enough for a few snow flakes to mix in over the higher elevations of the eastern Finger Lakes.

With clouds and lake effect showers hanging tough tomorrow, temperatures will have a hard time rising much. While some models even suggest high temperatures in the 30s, it seems more reasonable to think that the temperature will be able to rise a bit above 40, with highs mostly in the mid 40s. There may even be a little sun to end the day.

More wet, cool weather is on tap for next week as a storm system moves to the New England coast and stalls out for a few days.

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.) When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making soap, or playing with his two young boys.