Here comes the cold

Finger Lakes forecast for Nov. 12/13, 2014.
Finger Lakes forecast for Nov. 12/13, 2014.

Say goodbye to the warm weather. At 7am, the cold front was about half way through the Finger Lakes. There is very little precipitation with this front, but temperatures will drop noticeably as the front moves through. Already, the western half of the Finger Lakes is dropping into the low 40s. After the initial drop, temperatures will slowly back off as some sun tries to counteract the flood of cold air. Still, by sunset this evening, most places should be in the mid or upper 30s. Here are the rest of the details you need to know this morning:

An arctic cold front is moving through the Finger Lakes this morning. Some lake effect snow will start to develop tonight into Thursday to the east of the Great Lakes. Click image to enlarge.
An arctic cold front is moving through the Finger Lakes this morning. Some lake effect snow will start to develop tonight into Thursday to the east of the Great Lakes. Click image to enlarge.
  • Besides some gusty winds, today will be pretty quiet with some sun behind the front.
  • A few flurries off of Lake Erie will develop tonight, primarily over the western Southern Tier and southwestern Finger Lakes.
  • Lake snows will continue to organize on Thursday, with some locally moderate accumulations to the southwest of the Finger Lakes.
  • Snow showers and a couple of brief squalls are possible across the majority of the Finger Lakes tomorrow with some places getting little to no accumulation and others (mostly higher elevations) getting an inch or two.
  • Winds will generally be light tonight and tomorrow.
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.