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.