Cold wind chills the Finger Lakes

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A cold wind will persist today across the Finger Lakes, making it feel 50 – 60 degrees colder than yesterday.

Wind chills Thursday will be in the teens as gusty winds continue to buffet the Finger Lakes.

Oh yeah…it is Winter Still

After temperatures pushed into the upper 60s on Wednesday, Thursday is a sharp return to the reality that it is only March 2nd, which is still solidly winter’s realm in the Finger Lakes.

Temperatures will spend most of the day in the 20s or low 30s, but with strong winds, it will feel more like the teens throughout the day.

The wind will continue to gust over 40 mph at times throughout the day. Wind Advisories remain in place for most of the region.

The wind will slowly taper off later this afternoon as yesterday’s storm system pulls away.

Morning snow showers will also end as the low moves away, but some areas in the eastern Finger Lakes could see an inch or so of accumulation this morning before the snow ends.

Some sun should work out between the clouds this afternoon with partly cloudy skies overnight.

Snow Chances Friday and Saturday

A small system will work into the Finger Lakes during the second half of the day on Friday. This system will spread some light snow into the area, with another coating to perhaps an inch falling.

Temperatures will sneak into the low 30s on Friday ahead of this system, but cold air will be reinforced as it passes through.

Gusty northwest winds will return Friday night and into Saturday. These winds will lead to a spray of lake effect snow showers across much of the Finger Lakes region Friday night and early Saturday. A coating to a couple of inches will be possible before the snow dries up early Saturday afternoon.

Even colder air will move in on these winds, with highs Saturday struggling to reach 20 degrees with wind chills in the single digits.

On the bright side, the sun should come out for the afternoon and remain in place for Sunday.

Temperatures will continue to fluctuate up and down next week as storm systems pass by to the northwest.


Follow Meteorologist Drew Montreuil:
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.

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