Cold winds develop behind early morning front

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Gusty winds will develop behind a cold front this morning.

Colder air will move into the Finger Lakes on gusty winds for the end of the week.

Wind and Snow Showers Thursday

A cold front is pushing through the Finger Lakes early Thursday morning. A few areas of moderate snow accompanied the front, but are mostly east of the area as of 7:30 am.

Additional snow showers are likely through the morning and midday hours as a second cold front crosses the region.

These snow showers may briefly reduce visibilities with up to an inch of accumulation.

During the afternoon, the snow showers should consolidate into lake effect snow bands primarily outside of the Finger Lakes region. Some glimpses of sun between the clouds will be possible this afternoon.

Temperatures will only rise a little today, with highs topping out mostly in the upper 20s.

The wind will become rather gusty, however, making it feel even chillier. Top wind gusts of 30-25 mph are likely this afternoon.

Chilly Friday

The core of the cold will move into the Finger Lakes for Friday.

After morning lows in the teens, high temperatures will only reach the low to perhaps mid 20s Friday afternoon.

Some lake effect snow showers off of Lake Erie may penetrate into parts of the Finger Lakes. Localized amounts up to an inch or two will be possible.

Outside of the lake effect, some sunshine will mix in with the clouds.

Winds will be a bit lighter on Friday, wit top wind gusts generally under 30 mph.

Temperatures will drop quickly Friday evening, especially for more southern areas where clouds will be fewer. Temperatures may reach the single digits well before midnight in these areas, while more northern regions remain in the teens.

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Weekend Weather Forecast

Saturday should be fairly tranquil across the Finger Lakes.

Some lake effect snow will be possible early Saturday morning but may be contained to far northern Cayuga and Onondaga counties.

Otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy. Temperatures will start to rebound slightly as winds turn towards the south.

Afternoon highs should mostly reach the upper 20s.

Clouds will increase Saturday night ahead of a weak disturbance that will pass by on Sunday.

Widespread very light snow is likely with this system on Sunday, but accumulations should be limited to an inch or less. Temperatures Sunday will creep into the low 30s.

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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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.

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  1. […] Temperatures will only rise a little today, with highs topping out mostly in the upper 20s. The wind will become rather gusty, however, making it feel even chillier. Top wind gusts of 30-25 mph are likely this afternoon. Read more from FLX Weather on Thursday and Friday’s forecast […]