Lake effect re-develops, impacts Finger Lakes tonight

Lake effect snow has returned to western New York Thursday morning. Radar image from 7:45am. Click image to enlarge.
Lake effect snow has returned to western New York Thursday morning. Radar image from 7:45am. Click image to enlarge.

Lake Erie had so much fun burying the southern suburbs of Buffalo, it thought it would go for round 2.After more heavy snow overnight in the same areas that got hit earlier this week, the lake effect snow band has drifted south this morning, keeping the hardest hit areas on the outside this time. The lake effect snow will likely stay in about this position throughout the day before winds start to turn more westerly, sending flurries and squalls into the Finger Lakes. By tomorrow, winds will be out of the northwest, with some flurries and squalls off of Lake Ontario. Here are the quick-glance details you need to know:

  • Whatever the weather is where you are this morning is what you should expect most of the day.
  • The best chance for snow during the day today is over the northwestern Finger Lakes (Geneseo, Canadaigua).
  • Chances for snow increase this evening and through the overnight. Some areas will get nothing. Others will get a few inches.
  • Snow off of Lake Ontario will move in for Friday. Again, some areas will see none and others some modest accumulations.
  • Warmer weather starts to seep in Saturday before coming in force Sunday and Monday.
Finger Lakes Forecast Nov. 20 & 21, 2104.
Finger Lakes Forecast Nov. 20 & 21, 2104.
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.

2 Responses

  1. Thea Martin
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    Would it be possible to put Cortland in the current conditions? My commute comes down 81.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      Actually yes it would be! I’ll see what I can do about that soon!