Winter Weather Advisories issued for icy mix early Friday

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Winter Weather Advisories are in place for most of the Finger Lakes in anticipation of some icy travel conditions early Friday morning.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 Evening Weather Forecast Update: Audio Transcript

Good evening! This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with your evening weather update on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, which is also Finger Lakes Weather’s fifth birthday!

Skies remain sunny in the waning hours of daylight, but clouds will be moving in after the sun sets. These clouds are in advance of a weather system that will be with us through the weekend.

Warm air will start to push north this evening ahead of the system. After temperatures slide down into the 20s, they will rise back into the 30s overnight. For areas near Rochester and in western New York, temperatures will work above freezing before any precipitation moves in, resulting in just rain. For most of the Finger Lakes, this will not be the case. Instead, surface temperatures will remain below freezing, resulting in an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain.

This icy mix will start to move in after midnight and will continue into the morning commute Friday before turning to rain. A coating of ice accumulation is expected for much of the region which could make roads slick Friday morning. Plan for some extra time to get to work and school in the morning and use caution, especially on untreated surfaces.

Rain showers will persist through Friday and into the weekend. Temperatures tomorrow afternoon will range from the 50s in the west to the 40s in the east.

Check back for an update on how the ice is progressing tomorrow morning, and please let me know what you are seeing. Have a good night and safe morning.


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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.

3 Responses

  1. Jess

    I have to drive my youngest to an important dentist appt tomorrow morning. I will be traveling from Ovid to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. It is an emergency clinic, so i’m trying to figure out approximately what time should be safe to travel. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Rochester will probably not see any ice, whereas Ovid will probably see some. So, it will be a matter of how the rain-ice line evolves between the areas. I would say after 9 or 10 would definitely be safe…but it may turn to rain even before then. It will be a wait and see sort of scenario to see exactly how it all plays out.

  2. Louise Henrie

    Happy birthday, FLX Weather!