Storm starts to slam coast as cold air seeps south

Finger Lakes Forecast-on-the-Go for Nov. 1 & 2, 2014. Click image to enlarge.
Finger Lakes Forecast-on-the-Go for Nov. 1 & 2, 2014. Click image to enlarge.

The weather map is quite busy this morning, but the forecast from Wednesday is holding up excellently.

Low pressure was to our west last night as it dove south through the Great Lakes. This system does not even show up on the weather map any more because it has transferred its energy to two coastal systems. The low at the very bottom of the map will become the primary storm as it tracks north this afternoon and tonight. As it strengthens, our north winds will become stronger and more cold air will be pulled south.

Temperatures this afternoon will likely fall, with most places seeing their high temperature this afternoon.

The weather map is busy this morning as cold air invades south and a major nor'easter develops off the east coast. Click image to enlarge.
The weather map is busy this morning as cold air invades south and a major nor’easter develops off the east coast. Click image to enlarge.
The radar is fairly clear around the region this morning, with just a few spotty showers scattered around the Finger Lakes. Most of the day will be pretty dry, with just these few scattered showers work their way through.

As the storm system intensifies, the showers may flare up a bit more this evening with some snow mixing in. A few flurries will linger into Sunday morning, but for the most part, no accumulation is expected.

That won’t be the case over eastern Maine, where the nor’easter will dump a foot or more of snow in some places!

By Sunday night, winds should turn southerly ahead of a new system, boosting temperatures well into the 50s for Monday and Tuesday.

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.