High pressure replaces flurries with sunny skies Monday afternoon

A large area of high pressure will push into the area from the Midwest today. Dry air associated with this high pressure will end any lingering snow showers across the Finger Lakes.
A large area of high pressure will push into the area from the Midwest today. Dry air associated with this high pressure will end any lingering snow showers across the Finger Lakes.

Weather conditions will improve throughout the day on Monday thanks to high pressure over the Midwest.

Unlike previous high pressures that have come at us from the northwest, this system will be approaching from a more southerly trajectory. As a result, this time there is a lack of bitterly cold air associated with the high.

Skies will clear this afternoon, ending any lingering snow showers and giving us a bright and sunny finish to the day. Clear skies and calm winds overnight will still allow the temperatures to drop, but most places should stay above 0º as clouds rethicken towards morning.

Our quiet weather will be short lived, as a new area of snow moves in Tuesday afternoon. Several inches are likely to fall before the precipitation tapers off Tuesday evening. Many of the showers Tuesday night will turn to rain as temperatures rise overnight into the 30s.

A few more showers are possible on Wednesday as temperatures push well into the 30s, especially across the Southern Tier and eastern Finger Lakes.

A more impressive shot of cold air- but still not as bitterly cold as most of February- will move in for Thursday with highs in the teens and Friday morning lows just below 0º. Temperatures quickly rebound by the weekend with more 30s possible.

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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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.

2 Responses

  1. Pat Schwartz
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    will there be icy conditions Tues eve?

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      There could be a few slick spots but I’m not expecting widespread problems at this point in time.