Clipper system overnight brings back winds, lake effect

A clipper system will bring a shot of light snow overnight, followed by gusty winds and some lake effect snow on Friday. Click image to enlarge.
A clipper system will bring a shot of light snow overnight, followed by gusty winds and some lake effect snow on Friday. Click image to enlarge.

Another fast moving weather system will move through the region overnight tonight.

Light snow from this system will overspread the Finger Lakes, mostly after midnight, and should be pushing east by the time the sun begins to rise.

Like the system on Tuesday, most areas will see little more than a coating from this quick-hitting snow.

Some lake effect snow will likely develop behind the clipper, with some squalls working into the Finger Lakes from Lake Erie. This activity should be fairly short lived and will likely only accumulate an inch or two in most spots. Areas closer to the lakes south of Buffalo and Watertown will see more snow.

Winds will intensify behind this clipper system, with another blustery day on Friday. Some wind gusts over 40mph are possible. Thankfully, the windiest time will be in the afternoon, when temperatures rise into the low 20s, keeping wind chills mostly above 0.

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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.