Warming up from a cold start to the weekend

Warmer weather from the Midwest will gradually seep into the Finger Lakes as low pressure tracks across southern Canada this weekend. Click image to enlarge.
Warmer weather from the Midwest will gradually seep into the Finger Lakes as low pressure tracks across southern Canada this weekend. Click image to enlarge.

The weekend is starting out cold, with Saturday morning temperatures within a couple degrees on either side of 0º. Already though, temperatures are warming at a decent rate with mostly sunny skies this morning. A gentle southerly wind will add to our warming ability, and many places should reach the upper 20s by this afternoon.

We will lose some of the sunshine as clouds gradually build in from the west as warmer air approaches. These clouds should help hold temperatures in the mid and upper 20s overnight.

No precipitation is expected either today or tonight.

Temperatures will rise into the upper 30s to near 40º for most of the Finger Lakes on Sunday. A few light rain showers are possible as low pressure passes by to our north. A second area of low pressure will develop over the Mid Atlantic and track into New England, but should not have any direct impacts on our area.

Indirectly though, this second low will turn our winds towards the northwest, which will spawn a few lake effect flurries Sunday night into Monday.

Looking ahead through the next week, the weather is looking fairly tranquil. There will be a couple chances for some light snow, but no big storms are expected at this time. Temperatures will be winter like, but we should avoid the bitter cold we have had the last two weeks.

As a side note- my apologies for not updating more this past week. Among other things, multiple days were spent sick in my household. Take care of yourself- there is a lot of nasty illness going around!

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.