Milder, dry air ends ice threat for FLX

Icy precipitation has come to an end across the Finger Lakes as warmer and dryer air works into the region.
Icy precipitation has come to an end across the Finger Lakes as warmer and dryer air works into the region.

Dry air entraining into the circulation of low pressure over Michigan has ended the ice threat across the Finger Lakes.

The vast majority of the precipitation with this storm system is now well east of the Finger Lakes across New England and far eastern New York. In its wake, only a few showers remain across the region.

Temperatures continue to rise this morning and are above freezing throughout the Finger Lakes, with some 40s starting to show up in western New York. Temperatures in eastern Ohio are rising into the 50s. Temperatures won’t get that warm, but much of the Finger Lakes should see low to mid 40s by the afternoon.

Roads will remain sloppy this morning until road crews can treat the surfaces, so use caution even though the threat of new ice accumulation is over.

The weather will remain relatively quiet tonight and Wednesday. A cold front with little precipitation will come through Wednesday night, setting the region up for a prolonged lake effect event from Thursday into the weekend. Lake effect is primarily expected to be to the east of the Great Lakes with the Lake Erie band impacting portions of the Finger Lakes.

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.