The Finger Lakes will remain mostly dry on Friday, even as a nor’easter brings snow to areas just to the east and lake snows fall across western NY.
For the most part, the Finger Lakes will enjoy another dry day on Friday. Clouds will be thick this morning, but should gradually break up during the day.
Looking at the radar though, it becomes obvious that the heart of the Finger Lakes region is in just the prime spot to stay snow free. While some lake effect snow showers are scattered across western New York, southeast New York and New England are seeing a moderate snowfall from a nor’easter riding along the coast.
As the nor’easter pulls away, dry air will work into our region. This will cut off the lake snows to our west and should produce some sunshine this afternoon. Cooler air will try to reinforce itself throughout the day as it spirals in behind the nor’easter. As a result, temperatures will only rise a couple degrees today.
Winds will become a bit more southerly on Saturday. Combined with some more sunshine, especially in the afternoon, and temperatures should rise to near 40 degrees. Sunday also looks partly cloudy with highs into the low 40s. The weak cold front that was expected to move in on Sunday no longer looks like it will make it here before decaying.
On Monday, we may see a similar set up to today. An area of low pressure will be dropping into the Great Lakes, but will probably be too far west to bring any precipitation to our area. Meanwhile, another nor’easter will clip eastern New England, staying well to our east.
Colder weather and some light snow will gradually move in for the middle of the week. Keep checking back for details, as the atmospheric pattern is a bit of a mess and the models could very easily mishandle the evolution of the weather.