Morning precipitation ahead of dropping Tuesday temperatures

Precipitation will move out of the region this morning, leaving just a few lake effect flurries and tumbling temperatures for the rest of Tuesday.
Precipitation will move out of the region this morning, leaving just a few lake effect flurries and tumbling temperatures for the rest of Tuesday.

Temperatures will drop throughout the day today as cold air floods into the region from the north. Precipitation will primarily be a morning problem, with rain and a few snow showers.

Temperatures are starting the day mostly in the upper 30s, but it will not get any warmer. A large intrusion of cold air from Canada will spill southward over the Finger Lakes today. Temperatures will gradually back off through the 30s, with some places in the upper 20s by this evening.

Widespread rain showers will come to an end rather quickly this morning, though a little snow could mix in at times. A few additional rain and snow showers are possible across the eastern Finger Lakes due to some lake enhancement. Outside of these showers and flurries, the sun will likely come out this afternoon.

Tonight will bring more of the same: a few scattered snow showers, mostly over the eastern Finger Lakes, with some breaks in the clouds elsewhere. Temperatures will drop back into the teens and 20s.

Wednesday looks mostly dry with sun, but cool temperatures with highs mostly in the upper 20s.

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and don’t forget to vote one last time in the Fed Ex Grant Contest, as today is the final day of voting!

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.