Front moves south, takes milder air with it

Precipitation along a front that is slowly moving away from the Finger Lakes will gradually become less and less likely across the region. Temperatures will also fall, with a chilly Thursday in store.
Precipitation along a front that is slowly moving away from the Finger Lakes will gradually become less and less likely across the region. Temperatures will also fall, with a chilly Thursday in store.

Tuesday’s wintry mix was the result of warm air making an attempt to push north while, at the same time, cold air tried to move south.

The resulting front that developed as these two air masses collided is now located south of the Finger Lakes region, stretching from Texas, through the Ohio Valley and into southern New England.

With the front nearby, some portions of the region, especially areas further south and east, will continue to see a few flurries, rain showers or even freezing drizzle this morning. Road conditions may still be a little slick therefore, so please continue to use some caution.

Temperatures across the Finger Lakes this morning range from near 30ยบ into the mid and even upper 30s. These temperatures will mostly be steady this morning before losing a few degrees this afternoon. This will keep temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s- practically a heat wave for us!

High pressure over the Midwest will nose eastward, pushing the front further away from our region and pushing a dome of cold air back towards us. Precipitation chances will continue to drop off into Thursday, though a few morning flurries could still be possible. Temperatures by dawn Thursday will be in the single digits, with only a slight rise into the mid teens during the afternoon.

Temperatures will push back towards freezing for the weekend and….gasp….above freezing most days next week. Its a miracle!

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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.