Frosty cold Friday, Saturday mornings

Frost and Freeze alerts will no longer be issued for areas where the growing season has ended, even as temperatures drop well into the 30s the next two mornings.
Frost and Freeze alerts will no longer be issued for areas where the growing season has ended, even as temperatures drop well into the 30s the next two mornings.

Frost and Freeze alerts will no longer be issued for areas where the growing season has ended, even as temperatures drop well into the 30s the next two mornings.

Another Shot of Chill for the Finger Lakes

The cold front that worked its way through the Finger Lakes today will be replaced by another Canadian high pressure system. Like earlier this week, it will bring some sun and eventually some warmth, but not until another shot of cold air.

Both Friday and Saturday morning will have the potential for frost across the region. Typically colder areas across the Southern Tier and Central New York will be in the low and mid 30s with some isolated upper 20s showing up. The interior portions of the Finger Lakes will mostly be in the mid and upper 30s.

Temperatures earlier this week dropped below freezing for most of Central New York and the Southern Tier. In these areas, the National Weather Service has declared the growing season as being finished. As a result, they will not be issuing any more frost advisories or freeze warnings. This is important to note for those in the pink shaded counties above who managed to keep their plants alive earlier this week. Additional protection will be necessary Friday and Saturday mornings.

For the areas in green, temperatures have generally stayed above freezing, and thus the growing season continues. Frost advisories or freeze warnings may still be issued for these counties and could be necessary by later today.

Temperatures during the day on Friday will top out in the 50s, even though the sun should be out in full force.

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Warmer Weekend

After Saturday morning’s cold start, temperatures will moderate nicely for the remainder of the weekend.

Sunny skies and a steady south wind will boost temperatures well into the upper 60s on Saturday afternoon.

Clouds will start to increase Saturday night. Along with a continued south wind, temperatures Saturday night will remain in the 50s for most of the Finger Lakes, with some 40s to the south and east.

Despite cloudy skies on Sunday, temperatures should approach or get over 70 degrees.

The warm weather will be pushed back once again early next week as the next storm system moves through. Some rain showers from this system could show up as early as the late afternoon hours on Sunday, but most of the rain will hold off until Sunday night and Monday.

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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.

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