After quiet start, weather this week turns active

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Monday will be another sunny day in the Finger Lakes, but the weather will turn active for the latter half of the week. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Temperatures Moderate

The Finger Lakes region is off to a cold start to the week following a cold weekend.

Temperatures this morning range anywhere from near 20 degrees along the shore of Lake Ontario to around -5 degrees in Central New York.

High pressure remains in control of our weather with calm winds and mostly clear skies. There are a few lake effect clouds scattered about this morning.

As high pressure slides east, our winds should take on a more southerly flow today. With a good amount of sunshine and only a few clouds, temperatures should moderate comfortably.

Highs will be warmest across the Southern Tier where some areas could reach 30 degrees. Most of the rest of the region will be in the mid 20s with a few low 20s holding out around Syracuse.

Winds will increase some tonight and clouds will move in, keeping temperatures in the mid teens tonight, which is close to the seasonal average.

Tuesday will be dry but cloudy. South winds will continue to warm the region, with highs reaching the low 30s for most areas.

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There will then be several chances for snow the remainder of the week.

A cold front will move through the region on Wednesday. The timing and intensity of the front is yet to be determined.

A few snow squalls may accompany the front with a quick burst of heavy snow. Blustery winds and colder temperatures would then follow behind the front.

The snow squall potential will become clearer on Tuesday and early Wednesday. Be sure to check back if you have travel plans during the day Wednesday.

Temperatures will be very cold Thursday morning, but will warm back to near 30 degrees during the afternoon.

More widespread snow will move in later in the day and continue into Friday morning. Some areas could see a couple of inches.

The week will then culminate with the potential for a more significant storm this weekend. This system has been generating hype and concern since late last week. This time, the hype has a chance at panning out.

I am planning a special blog post this afternoon outlining what is known, what isn’t known, and how you should approach the storm potential, and the flood of information bound to come, throughout this week.

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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. Ed Epstein

    Thanks! This is the best.