Cold front sweeps through tonight, ending warmth

Oct. 28, 2014 8:01pm Buffalo radar. Click image to enlarge.
Oct. 28, 2014 8:01pm Buffalo radar. Click image to enlarge.

As expected, a cold front is moving into the Finger Lakes this evening with some rain showers out ahead of it.
The showers are not as intense as they could have been, so strong thunderstorms are not a worry for this evening. A few wind gusts still could accompany the showers, but they will probably not be strong enough to notice.

What will be noticeable is the cool down behind the cold front. After reaching well into the 70s today, temperatures will drop back to around 50º tonight.

Wednesday will be a rather cloudy, dreary day. Even with the cold front to the east, moisture from the parent low pressure system will be enhanced by the warm waters of the Great Lakes. A few showers will be possible, especially during the first half of the day. None of the rain should be overly heavy and it will be sporadic though.

A cold front will move through tonight, replacing warm air with more seasonable temperatures. Click image to enlarge.
A cold front will move through tonight, replacing warm air with more seasonable temperatures. Click image to enlarge.

With the clouds and cool, west winds, temperatures will rise very litter and should only reach the mid 50s for highs tomorrow.

Thursday is looking fairly similar, but should be even a bit cooler with highs in the upper 40s.

A new system will move in Friday evening, but much of the main activity from this system may end up south, and then east of us as the weekend wears on.

Still, a shot of very cold air is still likely with some lake effect snow showers at the very least. This system remains complex and uncertain, so the forecast will continue to need adjusting over the coming 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.