Light snow in Finger Lakes Monday before more bitter cold Tuesday

Light snow, on the order of 2-4", will fall across the Finger Lakes throughout Monday. Click image to enlarge.
Light snow, on the order of 2-4″, will fall across the Finger Lakes throughout Monday. Click image to enlarge.

A combination of a disorganized low to our south and an arctic cold front to our west will produce light snow across the Finger Lakes throughout Monday.

Much of the day will have snow in the air, but total accumulations by the time the snow tapers off this evening will be modest, with most areas only getting a couple of inches.

At most, some higher elevations in the Southern Tier could see up to 4″.

The snow will end for the most part tonight as the cold front slides through. A few lake effect flurries may briefly develop south of Lake Ontario, but they should fall apart by the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Temperatures Tuesday morning will generally be just above 0º, but with 10-20mph winds, it will feel as cold as -15º in some areas. Most wind chill readings, however, will be in the -5º to -10º range.

High temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to reach 10º, with temperatures dipping near or below 0º for many places Tuesday night.

Afternoon highs will improve for the rest of the week, with 20s and even 30s while morning lows remain mostly in the single digits and teens.

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.