Showers turn to Flurries across Finger Lakes

Rain showers will turn to flurries on Thursday across the Finger Lakes with only minor accumulations of snow expected.
Rain showers will turn to flurries on Thursday across the Finger Lakes with only minor accumulations of snow expected.

Rain showers will turn to flurries on Thursday across the Finger Lakes with only minor accumulations of snow expected.

The strong storm system that impacted the Finger Lakes yesterday has just moved northeast through the Finger Lakes. Surface low pressure is moving into northern New York and Canada.

Cooler air will wrap around the back side of the low pressure system. For much of the day, this will keep temperatures fairly steady in the low 40s. Eventually, the cold air will win out though, and rain will start to change over to snow by this afternoon.

The precipitation today will be on and off, and should mostly be light. Once it changes over to snow, it should not accumulate very much, with just an inch or so expected for most areas.

The snow will come to an end tonight with just a couple stray flurries lingering into Friday morning. Temperatures will drop down to near 20 degrees tonight and rise into the low and mid 20s for highs on Friday. Clouds should eventually break up, leading to some late day sunshine.

The weekend is looking pleasant for the Finger Lakes. Saturday should have a fair amount of sunshine and highs around 40 degrees. Sunday will be cloudier, but warmer, with highs near or above 50 degrees.

Looking into next week, temperatures will mostly remain near or above normal. However, a brief cool down Wednesday could yield a light to moderate snowfall.

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.