Burst of snow across Finger Lakes tonight before more bitter cold

Warm air moving north brought some snow to the Finger Lakes early this morning, but more snow is likely this evening ahead of a cold front. More bitter cold temperatures will move in behind this front for Thursday and Friday.
Warm air moving north brought some snow to the Finger Lakes early this morning, but more snow is likely this evening ahead of a cold front. More bitter cold temperatures will move in behind this front for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of weather systems are combining forces to bring some changeable weather to the Finger Lakes today and tomorrow.

The first impact these systems had on our area was a batch of snow overnight into early this morning. This snow was a direct result of warm air pushing northward. Already, it is shifting east and will continue to gradually move out of our region this morning.

Warmer air from the Ohio Valley will move in for this afternoon. It will actually be somewhat pleasant, with highs into the low and mid 30s. The last high temperature I recorded of 33º or higher was on January 24th, nearly 2 weeks ago.

The warm up will be short lived. A cold front will plow southward out of Canada tonight. A burst of snow is expected to develop ahead of this front and move through during the evening hours. A quick couple of inches will fall, making travel after 7 or 8pm sloppy.

Bitter cold air will flood back into the region, with temperatures Thursday morning around 0º once again. Highs on Thursday will struggle into the teens, with wind chills below zero most of the day and especially Thursday night.

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.