Cool and damp Friday

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Rain and some wet snow will gradually taper off on Friday. [Photo by Joan Lockwood]

Precipitation Lingers

Rain and some wet snow have been slow to move eastward and will persist through the morning hours on Friday before slowly tapering off.

The area of low pressure that moved through the Finger Lakes last night is now over northern New England.

Cold air is streaming into the Finger Lakes region behind this system and its cold front.

These northwest winds are not too strong but will help lock temperatures in the 30s today.

Showers remain widespread across the region this morning. The rain will continue throughout the morning, mixing with some wet snow at times.

This afternoon, the rain should taper to drizzle. Some areas of fog may also be possible.

Skies will likely remain cloudy until after sunset. Then, some dry air will work in and skies will clear.

Easter Weekend Weather

Saturday should start with bright, sun-filled skies. Temperatures will be a bit cool under the clear skies, with morning lows generally in the mid 20s.

Clouds will start to move in from the west during the morning hours, starting as some high, thin clouds. By the afternoon, skies will be more overcast than not.

Blustery south winds will develop with gusts to 30 mph during the afternoon.

High temperatures Saturday should reach the low 50s for most of the Finger Lakes. Some of the higher elevations on the edges of the region may only reach the upper 40s.

Winds will continue to increase Saturday evening as a cold front approaches. Gusts could exceed 40 mph at times, especially over higher elevations and west of Canandaigua Lake.

This system will not be a big rainmaker, with some showers Saturday evening and a band of brief downpours along the front Saturday night.

A flurry may be possible early on Easter morning, but skies will gradually turn sunny through the morning and into the afternoon.

Winds will gust to 30 mph throughout the day as another shot of cold air moves in.

High temperatures Sunday will be in the mid and upper 30s.

Chilly First Week of April

The weather will not improve much for the first week of April.

Monday will likely be the nicest day of the week with temperatures rebounding into the mid and upper 40s.

Most of the rest of the week will struggle into the low 40s if temperatures don’t just stick in the 30s.

Rain, mixing with some snow, seems likely Tuesday into Wednesday.

Another system may bring some lighter precipitation towards the end of the week as well.

Temperatures look like they will slowly rise back towards normal values starting after 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.