Cooler, but still above normal

Cooler temperatures, which will still be 10-15 degrees above normal, are moving into the FLX.
Cooler temperatures, which will still be 10-15 degrees above normal, are moving into the FLX.

The storm system that brought the extreme warmth to the Finger Lakes is now pushing east of the region.

As such, cooler air on its backside is moving into the Finger Lakes. While these temperatures are quite a bit cooler than recent days, they are still well above normal for mid December.

Temperatures will not move much during the day on Tuesday. Cloudy skies and an influx of cooler air will counteract any daytime warming. Temperatures will remain in the mid and upper 40s throughout the day.

Other than a stray showers, precipitation will be unlikely today, as the bulk of the moisture pulls off to the east with the storm system.

Temperatures will dip into the 30s overnight tonight before coming back up to the 40s on Wednesday. Clouds will be thickest across the western part of the region, while some sun may break out further east.

Another storm system will push into the Finger Lakes on Thursday with more rain showers. Much colder air will move in behind this system, with a shot of winter likely for the weekend. Lake effect snow is likely on Friday and Saturday, with some hefty totals in the favored lake bands south of Buffalo and in the Tug Hill.

Minor accumulations are possible across the Finger Lakes, but the snow will not last as more very warm weather settles in just before Christmas.

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.