Cold, blustery Saturday for Finger Lakes

Gusty north winds between strong low pressure off the east coast and high pressure over the Midwest will keep the Finger Lakes cold on Saturday, despite some sunshine.
Gusty north winds between strong low pressure off the east coast and high pressure over the Midwest will keep the Finger Lakes cold on Saturday, despite some sunshine.

High pressure over the Midwest will build eastward and take control of the Finger Lakes’ weather for this weekend.

Unfortunately, for today, that means a blustery cold day.

Clockwise flow around the high pressure is complimenting counterclockwise flow around an area of low pressure out over the Atlantic Ocean. Combined, these  two systems are producing blustery north winds to blow across central and western New York.

At noon, temperatures across the region were in the upper teens to near 20º. No big warm ups are expected this afternoon, even as the sun begins to work out from behind the morning overcast. High temperatures will only reach the low and mid 20s.

With winds gusting between 20-30mph at times this afternoon, the wind chill will make it feel like the teens.

The winds should calm down tonight as high pressure moves overhead. There is an outside chance of a little lake effect snow near and southeast of Cayuga Lake tonight, but clear skies should otherwise dominate. Temperatures will therefore drop into the single digits and teens.

Winds will turn more southerly on Sunday and, with sunny skies, should help temperatures rise into the upper 30s and low 40s. While much nicer than Saturday, this is still below average for our region.

Temperatures will stay near 40º for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with a couple of chances for rain and or snow. Towards the end of the week, some more active weather may move in, possibly with some warmer, even above normal temperatures. This won’t quite be spring yet, as more cold air moves in towards Easter.

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.

2 Responses

  1. James
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    Still sick, Drew?
    Hope you get well soon! Your last long range forecast is still working fairly close to today’s conditions, but we miss your daily updates. Take care and be healthy.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      Yeah it wasn’t a very fun last couple of days. On the mend and hoping to get a new round of forecasts posted later this morning!