Cloudy and cool weekend for the Finger Lakes

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Do not expect much in the way of sunshine or comfortable temperatures this weekend in the Finger Lakes. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Weekend Weather Forecast

The weather this weekend will be more typical of January or February with cool temperatures, plenty of cloud cover, and a couple stray flurries.

A few lake effect squalls remain early Saturday morning near and north of Syracuse, but the rest of the Finger Lakes is just cloudy with a couple of light snow showers here and there.

The squalls near Syracuse should dissipate gradually today while a flurry or two will continue elsewhere. No snow accumulation is expected from those flurries.

Temperatures on Saturday will be about where they have been lately with highs reaching the low and maybe mid 30s. This is below average now, as our daily high temperatures should be nearing 40 degrees.

The wind will still be a bit brisk today, though not as strong as it was on Friday. Wind chills will spend most of the day in the 20s.

Clouds will remain in place overnight and into Sunday. Morning lows will start around 20 degrees before highs again reach the low and mid 30s.

A few breaks of sun will be possible tomorrow, but generally, it will stay rather cloudy.

Don’t forget! Daylight Savings Time begins Saturday night, so set your clouds ahead 1 hour before going to bed!

Continued Cool Next Week

This weather pattern will persist for the majority of next week as well, with cold temperatures and some light snow most days.

A small disturbance will pass through late Monday night and early Tuesday with some scattered snow showers.

Behind this system, some more lake effect will kick in for later Tuesday, Wednesday, and into Thursday.

Most areas will see minor snow accumulations from these rather disorganized snow showers, but a general one to two inches will be possible.

There are no expectations for a significant snow event next week. The system that has been causing a lot of premature hype is expected to remain well offshore with only far eastern Maine under the gun for any significant snow.

Temperatures will remain in the 20s and 30s throughout the work week, but signals continue to point towards a warmer weekend with highs in the 40s or perhaps even some 50s. The warm air is not expected to stick around too long, however, with more near to below normal temperatures following next 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. Wiliam

    Thanks Drew!