Blustery, cold and a bit snowy Friday

A series of cold fronts will result in falling temperatures, gusty winds and snow showers on Friday.
A series of cold fronts will result in falling temperatures, gusty winds and snow showers on Friday.

A series of cold fronts will result in falling temperatures, gusty winds and snow showers on Friday.

These fronts are making their way through the Finger Lakes this morning. Temperatures early this morning are as warm as it will get and temperatures should fall back through the 20s during the day today.

Snow showers are widespread along the front. Most of the snow is light, with just a coating to an inch expected. Some lake effect snow will also develop behind the fronts on northwest winds. Most of the snow should again be light, with only minor accumulations.

Winds will be blustery today, with some gusts over 30 mph possible. This should send the wind chill down into the teens and single digits by this afternoon.

As quickly as the cold comes in, it will disappear. Warm air will start to make a push towards our region early Saturday morning. A few flurries may accompany this push of milder air. By Saturday afternoon, temperatures may be in the low 40s for most of the Finger Lakes.

Sunday and Monday should see the mid and upper 40s. Some rain showers will be possible Sunday night and Monday. Tuesday looks dry, but a bit cooler with highs in the upper 30s.

A strong storm system will develop over the Plains and move into the Great Lakes by Wednesday. A surge of warm air will send temperatures into the 50s on Wednesday. Rain and wind, and maybe even some sort of squall line/thunderstorms will be possible on Wednesday.

This system will also spawn a major outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes, centered on the Gulf States, but possibly extending into the Ohio Valley while parts of the Mid West and Upper Great Lakes see a significant snow storm.

Our overall weather pattern should turn back to winter behind this system, with cold air and lake effect snow.

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.