Tuesday evening wintry precipitation update

The main batches of precipitation are moving through and out of the Finger Lakes early this evening, leaving just some showers for tonight. Click image to enlarge.
The main batches of precipitation are moving through and out of the Finger Lakes early this evening, leaving just some showers for tonight. Click image to enlarge.

As expected, some precipitation has broken out across the region this evening, primarily in the form of snow for the Finger Lakes.A brief burst of snow this afternoon has been followed up by a second batch of somewhat steady precipitation early this evening. While most of this is snow, and the area observations indicate snow, I think there may be some sleet mixing in at times as well.

With temperatures generally near or just below freezing, there is a small chance for some freezing rain, but I still maintain what I said this morning that the ice threat is pretty low (though any ice threat should be treated with caution when traveling!)

The steadier precipitation is quickly moving off to the northeast, leaving more scattered precipitation behind. Temperatures should rise above freezing over the next couple of hours, again limiting the window for ice.

For most of us, this really won’t be something to be overly worried about.

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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.