Showery Tuesday & Wednesday

A storm system will bring rain showers to the Finger Lakes Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by chillier air for the end of the week. Click image to enlarge.
A storm system will bring rain showers to the Finger Lakes Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by chillier air for the end of the week. Click image to enlarge.

A storm system over the Great Lakes will slowly move east today, spreading some rain showers into the Finger Lakes by the middle of the day.

This storm system is not overly strong, so it should not have much of an impact on your day-to-day activities.

Rain showers over West Virgina and western Pennsylvania will drift north-northeast this morning and should push into parts of the Finger Lakes as early as the mid to late morning hours. Rain should overspread the rest of the Finger Lakes during the midday.

This first batch of rain will likely be the most organized and widespread shower activity we see until the low passes by Wednesday afternoon. At that time, another batch of semi-widespread precipitation will move through, possibly ending with a little snow mixing in for some places.

For the time periods in-between- late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning- there will still be some scattered showers around, but they will likely be light in nature with numerous breaks in the precipitation.

Areas of fog very well may develop again as well, with temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s over-top the snow cover.

Most areas will likely hold onto their snow cover through this event until colder air comes in on Thursday. Once that cold air settles in, we have a good shot at remaining chilly through Christmas, greatly increasing our odds of a White Christmas.

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.