Warmer air pushes north, brings a few flurries Wednesday

finger lakes weather forecast wednesday january 31 2018 snow clouds warm up
Skies will be rather grey on Wednesday as a surge of warm air pushes north with a few flurries. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Brief Warm Up

Temperatures will be on the rise for the next two days as southwest winds bring warm air into the region ahead of a cold front.

As this warm air surges north, clouds and some light snow showers will accompany the changing temperatures.

Skies should become overcast through the morning with light snow showers arriving by midday.

On and off flurries will continue for the first part of the afternoon before tapering off later on. No accumulation is expected from these very light snow showers.

Temperatures Wednesday will mostly be near or just below 30 degrees, but areas along and west of I-390 will push into the mid 30s.

Overnight, temperatures will hold steady or rise a couple of degrees before shooting into the upper 30s and low 40s for Thursday.

Scattered rain showers will move through on Thursday, ending as some snow Thursday night as a cold front marches through.

That front may bring a brief burst of snow during the evening hours. The squall potential should become more clear tomorrow.

Wintry Pattern Holds

The up and down pattern of late will transition into a more wintry pattern which should take hold this weekend and continue through next week.

Cold air will flood back into the Finger Lakes on Friday with high temperatures only in the low and mid teens.

Areas of lake effect snow will be possible Friday, especially from Rochester to Ithaca to Syracuse. The heaviest snow is expected across Wayne, far northern Cayuga, and Onondaga counties.

Saturday looks fairly quiet as high temperatures push back into the mid 20s. Light snow will move in for the evening and overnight.

Super Bowl Sunday’s weather looks a bit uncertain as a storm system passes by. At least some light snow is possible, but there is an outside chance for a steadier accumulating snow.

Next week will see temperatures run a bit below normal with more lake effect and widespread snow chances.

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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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