Snow showers fly across Finger Lakes Friday

Snow, maybe mixing with a little rain, will persist through much of Friday.
Snow, maybe mixing with a little rain, will persist through much of Friday.

Snow, maybe mixing with a little rain, will persist through much of Friday.

This precipitation is coming on the back side of the low pressure complex that brought the warm temperatures and rain to the area over the last couple of days. Cold air, moisture and atmospheric energy are wrapping around the parent low and will result in a rather dismal day for the Finger Lakes.

Temperatures this morning are mostly in the low and mid 30s. Very little change in temperature is expected throughout the day, with a temperature rise of a degree or two all most areas will manage. For some, this will mean just a big enough rise to mix some rain in with the snow, while some of the higher elevations pick up a coating or more of accumulation.

The precipitation will come to an end this afternoon, and a glimpse of the sun may even be possible before it sets this evening. The overnight hours will be quiet, with lows in the 20s. Clouds may dissipate early, but will fill back in after midnight.

A new system will pass to the south on Saturday. A few flurries may skirt across the Southern Tier, but little to nothing is expected across the Finger Lakes. Temperatures will be warmest in the east, with highs in the mid and upper 30s, with low 30s further west.

Sunday will start with a little sun, but clouds will again move in. Sunday should remain precipitation free, with highs approaching 40 degrees.

Rain will be possible Monday and possibly into Tuesday before a prolonged stretch of dry weather slides in for the remainder of next week. Temperatures next week will not be quite as cold, but still below normal with highs mostly in the 40s.

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.