Nearly 20 degrees below normal Thursday and Friday

Well below normal temperatures have overspread the Finger Lakes behind an area of low pressure over northern New England.
Well below normal temperatures have overspread the Finger Lakes behind an area of low pressure over northern New England.

Snow is falling this morning across portions of the Finger Lakes as cold air intensifies over the region. Precipitation will continue on and off throughout Thursday and Friday as low pressure over northern New England remains in place until Friday night. Enough cold air is in place that snow will continue to be possible, even during the daytime hours.

A dusting may accumulate during the nighttime hours, with some of the higher elevations possibly even getting a bit more. Any snow that does stick will melt during the day, despite high temperatures struggling to get much past 40º.

The average high temperature for this time of the year is approaching 60º, so this is nearly 20º colder than normal.

The precipitation should mostly end this weekend, and temperatures will come up slightly, with highs Saturday and Sunday near 50º. More cool, unsettled weather should be expected for next week.

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.