Cold front, showers bring end to November warm spell

The warm weather the Finger Lakes has been enjoying will come to an end on Friday as a cold front approaches.
The warm weather the Finger Lakes has been enjoying will come to an end on Friday as a cold front approaches.

A cold front will approach the Finger Lakes on Friday with occasional showers. Much cooler temperatures will arrive on Saturday.

Friday will be cloudy across the Finger Lakes. Temperatures are starting out in the 60s and will likely manage to rise a couple of degrees by this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid and upper 60s this afternoon.

Some rain showers have already moved into the Finger Lakes. The 7am radar shows a couple of bands of heavier rain to our west. These bands are expected to weaken as they move east towards the Finger Lakes. As a result, much of Friday will be a bit showery, but prolonged heavier rain is fairly unlikely.

The front will push through sometime this evening or during the early overnight hours. Cold air will quickly filter in on northwest winds. This should kick up a little lake effect to the south and southeast of Lake Ontario, resulting in more scattered showers.

Temperatures will start Saturday in the upper 40s, but will only manage to rise to near 50 degrees thanks to the chilly northwest wind and thick cloud cover. Some additional showers, both from lake effect and from a weak disturbance, are possible. Saturday will not be a washout by any means though, with the majority of the time rain-free.

More lake effect showers, and maybe even a higher elevation snow flake or two, will develop on Saturday night as temperatures drop back into the 30s. The lake effect will quickly end Sunday morning as high pressure begins to build in. Sunday will turn out mostly sunny, but highs will only be in the mid 40s.

After a sunny and slightly warmer Monday, showers will return to the Finger Lakes towards the middle of next week, with temperatures staying in the 50s.

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.