Sunny, mild Friday before weather slowly degrades

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Friday will be sunny and mild before clouds and showers move in for Saturday. Sunday will turn cold with flurries.

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.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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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 and also run a goat milk soap business, Ye Olde Goat Cart. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.

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    Kathie Kline
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    No longer receiving daily forecasts for 14850. No idea why they stopped. Please see that I receive them again. I so enjoy your site, Drew.
    Kathie Kline
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    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      It seems to work OK for me, Kathie. Here is a direct link for you- https://flxweather.com/ithaca/

      Let me know if that does not work for you.