Fog and clouds block chance to see Northern Lights

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Get ready for your evening and day tomorrow with the FLX Weather Evening Audio Update.

It seems unlikely that skies will clear at all tonight in the Finger Lakes.

Tuesday Evening Weather Forecast Update: Audio Transcript

This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with your evening audio update for Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

A strong solar storm has been impacting Earth for the last day or two, resulting in some active Northern Lights at more southern latitudes. With no moon, it would be a perfect night for getting a glimpse of the Northern Lights in Upstate New York, but clouds and fog will prevent that from becoming a reality in the Finger Lakes.

Thick, low clouds and areas of dense fog are widespread across the region behind the weather system that brought showers to the region earlier today. These will continue this evening and overnight and skies will not clear until Wednesday morning. Once they do clear, though, Wednesday should be sunny.

Though the solar storm will be waning tomorrow, there still may be a chance that it will remain strong enough to give our region at least a chance at seeing the Northern Lights. More on this tomorrow! Have a good evening, and keep an eye to the sky, just in case the clouds break briefly.

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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.

  1. Chuck Carpenter

    You’re like the best, Drew!