Active weather persists into early next week

Rain will push into the Finger Lakes on Thursday, the first of several days of active weather.
Rain will push into the Finger Lakes on Thursday, the first of several days of active weather.

An active weather pattern will keep precipitation in the forecast for most of the next five days. During that time, everything from rain and thunder to widespread accumulating snow will be possible.

The first system is slowly pressing east from the Great Lakes today. A large area of rain over western New York, southern Ontario and back into the Great Lakes will weaken somewhat by the time it arrives this afternoon. A few showers will be possible out ahead of this main area of rain as well.

More showers are possible overnight, with a chance for some brief downpours and thunder towards Friday morning.

Temperatures will top out in the low 60s today, drop into the mid 50s overnight and then rise back towards 60 Friday.

Another system will swing in behind this one for Saturday with some rain showers. Winds will remain gusty, with gusts to 40 mph on Thursday, 30 mph on Friday and 35 mph on Saturday.

The storm system early Saturday will usher in a new weather regime for the Finger Lakes.

Temperatures will fall from midday highs in the mid 40s into the 30s by Saturday evening.

A new system will then move in Saturday night with widespread snow. Several inches may fall in parts of the Finger Lakes, with the best chance for higher snow totals further south.

Flurries will be possible throughout the day on Sunday, with highs topping out only in the low 30s. More strong winds will make it feel closer to 20 degrees.

Another shot of snow is possible Monday into Tuesday, with several more inches a real possibility.

Morning lows Tuesday will be in the teens, with single digits possible Wednesday morning. This could cause some real problems for those with agricultural interests.

Temperatures may briefly warm up for the middle of the week, but more cold weather is likely through the middle of the month.

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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.). Drew and his wife have four young boys. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.