Another Dismal Day
A period of snow this morning will transition to rain showers with strong winds developing.
At 7 am Friday, snow was starting to move into the Finger Lakes region from the southwest along a warm front. Some of this initial snow is not reaching the ground despite showing up on radar.
Throughout the morning, flurries should be on and off throughout the region. A couple heavier bursts will be possible as well.
Generally speaking, most areas should see a coating of snow. Some higher elevations may manage to accumulate an inch or two.
By the early afternoon, most of the precipitation will shift northeast of the Finger Lakes and temperatures will push into the 40s.
A few spits of rain will be possible through the afternoon.
Winds speeds will increase through the morning and into the afternoon, with stronger winds than on Thursday, but not the same magnitude of damaging winds as we had on Wednesday. Top gusts for most areas should be in the 35-45 mph range, but higher elevations and the Buffalo-Rochester corridor could see gusts to 50 mph.
Cold Weekend Weather
Cold air will move back in Friday night with morning lows Saturday in the low and mid 20s.
Saturday will have a mix of sun and clouds, but no precipitation is expected.
Temperatures will rise into the mid and perhaps upper 30s on Saturday, but winds will gust to 30 mph, making it feel a bit colder.
A small disturbance may touch off a few lake enhanced flurries Saturday night and for the first part of Sunday. Little to no accumulation is expected from these.
Sunday’s temperatures will struggle into the low 30s, but again with a gusty northwest wind. Wind chills will spend most of the day in the 20s.
The weather for next week remains to be a bit uncertain.
The latest trends are for less precipitation during the middle of the week, but that could still easily change.
Temperatures will be remaining chilly, with highs most days in the 40s.
Next week will also be a vitally important week for Finger Lakes Weather. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, I will be hosting a major funding effort to propel Finger Lakes Weather into the future.
As part of this, I will be hosting several presentations during the evenings of those weeks.
Be sure to carve out a small amount of time early next week to catch some of these. It will be a fun, informative time and I am very excited for what the future holds for Finger Lakes Weather!
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