Patchy ice this morning will be followed by rain, fog, and drizzle through Wednesday.
Precipitation Overspreads Finger Lakes
Precipitation has been slow to move into the Finger Lakes overnight. Some showers have been able to press into the southern and western Finger Lakes, but these are mostly light and scattered.
So far, most of the precipitation is falling as rain with temperatures near or slightly above 32 degrees. A few pockets of icing is likely ongoing in some of the colder valleys where cold air is being trapped.
Showers will continue to slowly spread north and east throughout the morning. They will continue to be spotty and light.
Temperatures out ahead of the precipitation are also mostly at or above freezing. Therefore, the vast majority of what falls this morning will be regular rain and not freezing rain.
Still, exercise a little extra caution traveling and be aware of changing road conditions.
A period of steadier, heavier rain is likely during the early afternoon hours.
Drizzle and Fog Through Wednesday
Behind the steadier precipitation this afternoon, the rain will taper off to some scattered showers, drizzle, and fog.
This will continue through the night and into Wednesday, which will be a chilly, damp day.
Temperatures will move very little between now and Wednesday evening. Much of that time will see temperatures steady in the mid 30s all across the Finger Lakes.
By Thursday morning, some dry air should start to work in, reducing the amount of fog and drizzle and possibly even resulting in some sunshine.
Long Stretch of Mild Weather
Behind the storm system impacting the region today and tomorrow, a stretch of consistently mild weather is expected across the Finger Lakes.
Temperatures during this mild stretch should generally be in the 40s. Some briefly warmer or colder weather is possible as the day to day weather unfolds.
This mild stretch should last through the weekend and for much of next week.
The jury is still out on what to expect during the remainder of the winter. Long range models have been flip-flopping on February, going from warm to cold to possibly warm again. Only time will tell.