Blustery Wednesday with snow and remaining slick spots

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On and off snow showers will blow through the Finger Lakes today with gusty winds. [Photo by meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

Overall Better Weather Today

The same low pressure system that brought Tuesday’s icy mix will today result in blustery winds and some bursts of snow.

All in all, though, conditions today will be better than they were yesterday.

The low is centered this morning to our northwest just off the Upper Great Lakes.

Gusty southwest winds brought cold air back into the area overnight. Scattered snow showers and a few squalls dot the region this morning.

On and off snow showers and squalls will continue throughout the day. The snow may be more widespread in the late afternoon and evening hours, but even then, there will be on and off breaks.

Despite a few heavier bursts which may reduce visibility and put down a quick coating on roadways, accumulations will be limited to an inch or so today.

Between snow showers, a few breaks of sun will be possible.

Temperatures will spend the day in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. Roads and surfaces that have not been adequately treated will still be slick from the ice yesterday. Main roads should remain in good shape today.

Wind gusts will be strongest for areas between Rochester and Buffalo as is often the case in this set up. Gusts could approach 50 mph in those areas.

Gusts will reach 40-45 mph in Wayne County and along I-390 towards Dansville and Bath. 35-40 mph wind gusts will be more common across the eastern half of the Finger Lakes.

The wind will drop some this evening but will still gust between 25-35 mph as it turns to a westerly direction.

Quiet Thursday, then some Rain

Thursday will be a tranquil day across the Finger Lakes.

A light south wind will set up and at least partial sunshine should be expected.

Combined, these factors will push temperatures to the upper 30s and low 40s.

Clouds will become thicker late in the day as the next system rolls eastward.

Temperatures will hold in the mid and upper 30s Thursday night and some rain showers will move into the region.

Scattered rain showers will continue into Friday morning as a cold front moves through. Rain amounts will be light with no flooding issues expected.

Before the front moves through, temperatures should jump into the mid 40s. Winds will be gusty again with 30-40 mph wind gusts from the west.

The weekend looks quiet and seasonable with highs both Saturday and Sunday hovering around or just above 30 degrees.

Saturday will have a mix of sun and clouds. Sunday will start with some sun before clouds thicken. A little light snow will be possible late in the day with minor if any accumulations.

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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.