Wind Chill Advisories posted as clipper brings intensifying shot of cold to Finger Lakes

Light snow from a clipper system will coat the ground on Tuesday. Even colder air will move in behind this system, with wind chills as low as -15º by Wednesday evening. Click to enlarge.
Light snow from a clipper system will coat the ground on Tuesday. Even colder air will move in behind this system, with wind chills as low as -15º by Wednesday evening. Click to enlarge.

A weak ‘clipper’ system is passing to our south today, but some light snow is still making it into the region.

Accumulations from this snow will be very light, with only a light coating for most of the Finger Lakes.

Winds are out of the west, turning towards the southwest, so any lake effect snow will stay out of the Finger Lakes.

Temperatures will be cold again today, with highs in the upper teens and low 20s, but the winds will be lighter than yesterday.

Wednesday will be a different story as winds turn towards the north-northwest behind the clipper.

First, some lake effect snow off of Lake Ontario could put down a couple of inches over parts of the eastern Finger Lakes.

Secondly, winds will increase once again, with gusts over 30mph likely Wednesday evening.

Lastly, temperatures will fall during the day from the teens in the morning into the single digits during the afternoon. Some places may even hit 0º by dinner time. Combined with the winds, it will feel more like -10º to -20º.

Temperatures will remain fairly steady overnight and into Thursday morning, preventing the wind chill from dipping much more.

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.