Nice Weather Friday
The Finger Lakes will enjoy a nice day on Friday as south winds and ample sunshine help temperatures rise.
An area of high pressure extends from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast while the nearest low pressure system is located north of Minnesota.
A broad area of south winds exists between these systems which includes the Finger Lakes region.
As a result, skies are sunny and should remain so throughout the day.
The wind will be steady, but not too strong, with top gusts between 20-25 mph.
Temperatures are starting in the 30s today and will push into the mid and upper 40s this afternoon. This is near to just slightly above normal for late November.
The temperature will drop back into the mid and upper 30s this evening before it stalls out around midnight. By Saturday morning, the temperature may have risen a couple degrees closer to 40.
Light Weekend Precipitation
The area of low pressure north of Minnesota this morning will track east across southern Canada, dragging a cold front across the Great Lakes.
This front should move into the Finger Lakes by Saturday morning. Clouds will return overnight with just a few scattered showers around sunrise.
A few more showers will likely develop during the midday and afternoon hours. These, too, will be scattered and light.
Rain showers will turn to some lake effect snow Saturday evening with a spray of flurries and a few squalls.
A more organized band of snow may briefly develop Sunday morning across northern Cayuga and Onondaga counties. Here, an inch or two may fall with the rest of the region seeing little to no accumulation.
Any lingering lake effect flurries should dissipate by Sunday afternoon, but little to no sunshine is expected.
Temperatures Saturday will reach the upper 40s before Sunday settles in the mid 30s.