Mild weekend in the Finger Lakes

Mild weather will build into the Finger Lakes for the final weekend of February.
Mild weather will build into the Finger Lakes for the final weekend of February.

Mild weather will build into the Finger Lakes for the final weekend of February.

This weekend will be quiet across the Finger Lakes, with no storm systems in the area and some nice weather ahead.

Saturday will be a bit blustery as low pressure passes well to the north across Canada and high pressure builds in across the Southeast. Western New York will see the strongest winds, but some gusts of 20-30 mph will be possible across the Finger Lakes.

Outside of the wind, it will be a pleasant day. There should be a fair amount of sunshine, despite some cloudier periods. Temperatures will warm to near 40 degrees before dropping back to near 30 overnight.

A storm system will race across the Midwest on Sunday. This will help transport even warmer air north towards the Finger Lakes. Even with mostly cloudy skies, temperatures should soar well into the 50s for most areas. The normally warmer northern Finger Lakes could even reach the upper 50s.

After midnight Sunday night, the Midwest storm system will move into the Finger Lakes. Temperatures should be warm enough for rain, even in the predawn hours. The rain will be spotty and amounts will be light. The rain may change to a little wet snow late Monday evening with little to no accumulation.

After a quiet Tuesday, we will do it again on Wednesday with another rain ending as snow system moves through. While a bit stronger than the system on Monday, it too should be in a much weaker class than the storms we have seen the last 2 weeks.

Cooler weather will not return to the Finger Lakes until the later part of next week at the soonest.

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.