Severe thunderstorm watch for northern Finger Lakes; Radar & Live Updates.

Severe threat quickly increasing for FLX as front explodes storms off Lake Ontario.

Local radar and live updates from Finger Lakes Weather.

10:40 PM Update- Once the front moved onshore off Lake Ontario, activity has quickly sprung to life. The threat is increasing for the Finger Lakes, as the storms have leaped passed the hurdle of Lake Ontario.

10 PM Update– Lake Ontario may be having a negative impact on the storm environment over the lake waters and for areas southeast of the Lake. Cooler, more stable air is in place and thunderstorms are not having any success becoming established in this hostile environment.

Storm development will be unlikely there, and may not be able to occur by the time the forcing for development moves into more unstable air over the Finger Lakes as the atmosphere cools off this evening. The next 30-60 minutes will be very important for storm development along the southeast end of Lake Ontario, and thus the rest of the region.

Still, a few severe storms are in western and northern New York. The scattered, localized evolution of the severe threat was expected, which is why the threat level was set at low this morning.

Continue to monitor the radar and storm updates below.

Original Post- 8:30pm

Thunderstorms will continue to develop and move into northern and western New York before moving into the Finger Lakes this evening. Overall, the threat is as was described this morning: overall, a low threat, with only scattered severe weather. For those areas that do see severe storms though, some intense, damaging winds will be possible.

The hail threat is minimal, as it the tornado threat.

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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.