First real taste of cold coming to the Finger Lakes

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Temperatures in the 20s will be widespread Wednesday morning…and Friday afternoon as the first shot of truly cold air moves into the Finger Lakes.

Frosty Midweek

The Finger Lakes have had a few cold mornings this fall and most areas have at least seen a light frost by this point.

The coldest air of the season is working into the region though and many places will set new low-marks multiple times over the coming days.

Temperatures Tuesday morning are starting out fairly normal for November with widespread low and mid 30s. Some clouds will move through the region on the fringe edge of low pressure moving through the Tennessee Valley. Precipitation is showing on the radar but is not reaching the ground in our dry air.

However, the clouds and evaporating precipitation will help keep temperatures cool into this afternoon with most places only reaching the low 40s.

As skies clear tonight, most areas should see their coldest temperatures of the season yet with widespread 20s by Wednesday morning.

Temperatures will moderate a bit for Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday night, and Thursday as a southerly flow sets up. Look for highs in the mid 40s Wednesday with upper 40s Thursday.

Morning lows Thursday will mostly be above 30 degrees.

First Snow and Sub-Freezing High Temperatures

A cold front will slide through the Finger Lakes during the second half of Thursday night.

This front will bring a spray of snow showers with it, bringing the first flakes to many parts of the Finger Lakes.

Accumulations from this front will be no more than a coating on grassy surfaces, cars, etc. A few snow showers may linger into early Friday morning, but should mostly be over by mid-morning.

Temperatures Friday morning will start in the low 20s and will only manage to rise a couple of degrees during the day.

While many areas will set low temperature marks Wednesday morning, Friday afternoon will have similar temperatures for the daily high temperature with widespread mid 20s.

Winds will gust between 35-40 mph on Friday as well, sending the wind chill down into the teens or even single digits.

Temperatures will drop back into the teens and low 20s Friday night before slowly climbing back towards normal through the weekend.

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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. […] FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that the region will see mostly 40s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. He says it will be the coldest stretch of weather the region has seen so far this season. […]