Low pressure ushers in pattern change

Low pressure will meander across the Great Lakes over the next few days, leaving a return to winter in its wake.
Low pressure will meander across the Great Lakes over the next few days, leaving a return to winter in its wake.

Low pressure will meander across the Great Lakes over the next few days, leaving a return to winter in its wake.

For Monday and Tuesday, the Finger Lakes will be on the warmer side of this low pressure system. Temperatures will reach the upper 30s and low 40s both days. Colder weather will move in behind the low pressure system, with highs in the low 30s Wednesday and struggling to reach 20 degrees by Thursday.

As far as precipitation goes, the week will start quiet, despite a busy weather map.

An impressive nor’easter will clip parts of New England on Monday. This is the second such system to develop and clip New England since late last week, and numerous more nor’easters are expected in the coming 1 to 2 weeks. Most of these will stay off shore, but the pattern is something to be watched very closely.

Meanwhile, light precipitation will be ongoing across the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley on Monday as the Great Lakes low digs south. The precipitation will be focus along a couple of cold fronts that will usher in the change back to winter.

For the Finger Lakes, some light snow will develop Monday night with little to no accumulation. Flurries will turn to showers Tuesday afternoon before going back to snow showers Tuesday night. By Wednesday, lake effect snow will take off southeast of Lake Ontario. Areas from Rochester to Syracuse in particular could see heavy snow between Wednesday and Friday, though much of the eastern Finger Lakes may get in on some of the action.

Cold temperatures, snow and gusty winds will persist into the weekend. Some of the coldest air of the year will move in by Valentine’s Day, when highs may not even reach 10 degrees.

Continue to check back for updates as the forecast details evolve over the coming days.

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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.