Quiet weather for FLX through the weekend

The weather for the next few days will be fairly quiet across the Finger Lakes.
The weather for the next few days will be fairly quiet across the Finger Lakes.

The weather for the next few days will be fairly quiet across the Finger Lakes.

Temperatures early Thursday are in the mid and upper 30s for most of the Finger Lakes as cooler air behind yesterday’s storm system slowly seeps in. Temperatures will only rise a few degrees today, with most places topping out in the low 30s. A couple spots may hit 40 degrees.

It will be mostly cloudy today, though a few breaks of sun may be possible. A stray flurry or rain shower may be possible, but outside of some lake effect northeast of Lake Erie, most of the area will be dry the majority of the time.

Winds will become more northwesterly tonight, and a few lake effect flurries may drift into the Finger Lakes off of Lake Ontario. These should not amount to anything more than a dusting of snow for a few, isolated areas. Temperatures will only back into the upper 20s tonight.

A few more snow showers will be possible on Friday, but again, there should be no accumulations. Temperatures will be a touch cooler, with highs in the low and mid 30s. Saturday will see a return to temperatures around 40, with a mix of clouds and some sun.

Even Sunday and Monday are looking, for the most part, tranquil. A weak front will make a run at the area Sunday morning. Whether or not this front has enough moisture for some snow showers is questionable, but if there are any, accumulations should once more be less than an inch.

Sunday evening’s weather looks quiet, with a mix of clouds and stars and temperatures slowly backing into the 20s. There should be no problems from the weather for your Super Bowl plans.

The weather pattern next week is looking very active and interesting. It also looks like the breeding grounds for hype. Numerous storm systems may develop along the east coast, mostly heading out to sea. Some of these storms may be rather impressive in their strength. Even if no big storms directly impact the Finger Lakes, lake effect snow may be possible.

The bottom line on next week (and the week after) is this: the pattern is favorable for snow, both from lake effect and storms. The details are no where near clear enough to be trusted. Be aware of the pattern and the potential, make sure you check back for updates, but do not get caught up in any hype about any particular events at this time.

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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.