Snow slowly tapers off Tuesday, but active weather remains

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Snow will gradually come to an end on Tuesday, but precipitation will continue to be a near daily occurrence this week. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Snowy Tuesday

Snow is back in the Finger Lakes Tuesday morning and will continue into the afternoon hours as it slowly tapers off.

This snow has developed along a lobe of low pressure that extends northwest from a stronger low well off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

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As this boundary pivots across the area, snow will continue through the morning hours before it begins to dissipate this afternoon.

Another couple of inches may fall through the morning and afternoon hours.

The snow will linger the longest over the northeastern Finger Lakes as some lake effect develops behind the main area of snow.

This snow will impact areas such as Auburn and Cortland this evening, but it too will quickly dissipate tonight.

Temperatures will remain steady in the low 20s throughout the day. With wind gusts of 25-35 mph, it will feel like the teens. Areas of blowing snow will also be likely.

Weather Remains Active

Daily chances for precipitation will continue through the remainder of the week and into the weekend.

On Wednesday, a warm front will bring a few snow showers to the area during the midday and early afternoon hours. No snow accumulation is expected.

Temperatures Wednesday will top out near 30 degrees.

Precipitation will move back in for Thursday with on and off showers throughout the day. Precipitation type will vary with both snow and rain possible.

Temperatures may get to 40 degrees during the afternoon, but a cold front will slide through in the evening with a shot of colder air.

Widespread snow showers will transition to some lake effect Thursday night. Some of the lake effect may become heavy along the shore of Lake Ontario east of Rochester and into the hills south of Syracuse. Several inches may fall through Friday and into Saturday morning.

Friday will be the coldest day of the week with highs mostly in the teens.

By late Saturday, widespread snow will move back into the area which will linger into Sunday morning. Temperatures for the weekend should be close to normal with upper 20s and low 30s.

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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.

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