Showers turn to flurries as cooler air returns

Low pressure will slowly track east today, keeping showers in the Finger Lakes through the afternoon. Click image to enlarge.
Low pressure will slowly track east today, keeping showers in the Finger Lakes through the afternoon. Click image to enlarge.

Wednesday will be yet another cloudy, damp, showery and overall dismal day for the Finger Lakes.

An area of low pressure is located just north of Lake Ontario this morning, with a secondary low developing along the New England coast. As the New England low moves north, it will gradually become the dominate system and absorb the low to our north.

However, this process is going to take all day and into the night to take place. In the mean time, the Lake Ontario low will only slowly drift east.

The result of this will be another showery day for the Finger Lakes. Showers are already scattered about the region, and if anything, they will only become more widespread later this morning and early afternoon.

Temperatures will likely hover about where they are into the early afternoon hours as cool air seeping in from the west and daytime heating offset one another. As the sun starts to sink this afternoon, the cool air will win out and temperatures will start to drop.

Some snow will start to mix in during the afternoon over higher elevations. As the shower activity pulls out tonight, it should all turn to snow with little to no accumulations for most areas.

Thursday looks fairly quiet, but some flurries and/or misty conditions are possible.

Finger Lakes Forecast for Dec. 17/18, 2014.
Finger Lakes Forecast for Dec. 17/18, 2014.
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.

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