Quiet and a bit warmer for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day will be quiet across the Finger Lakes with just a little snow early and a dry evening. [Photo by Nanci McCraine]

Between Weather Systems Thursday

The Finger Lakes will be between weather systems on Thursday, making for a tranquil day.

There is a little lingering lake effect snow over eastern portions of the region this morning. Up to an inch could fall before this snow dissipates by the mid to late morning.

Winds will turn to the south by noon in advance of the next weather system. There will be a small window for some sunshine during the late morning and early afternoon before more clouds work in.

Temperatures will get a boost from the south wind with highs this afternoon reaching around 40 degrees.

A little drizzle could work in this evening, but precipitation will have a hard time reaching the ground with dry air in place. There is a small chance that a few rural areas in Central New York could be just cold enough for freezing drizzle if any reaches the ground.

I expect most, if not all the region to remain dry through at least 9 or 10 pm, if not later.

Temperatures this evening will slide back into the mid to perhaps 30s before rising back into the upper 30s overnight.

A little rain, then quiet again

Rain showers will become more likely after midnight and into Friday morning.

This rain will be scattered and light, so no flooding concerns are expected.

Temperatures will top out in the mid and upper 40s during the midday or early afternoon hours. A cold front will then work through with blustery southwest wind gusts of 30-40 mph.

The precipitation may end as a touch of snow as temperatures drop during the afternoon. No accumulation is expected.

High pressure will then build in from the west, delivering a cool but not cold weekend.

Temperatures both Saturday and Sunday should top out in the upper 20s. Sunday and Monday mornings will drop into the teens and single digits. This is a bit below normal for mid-February, but nowhere near any cold records.

Saturday will be a mix of sun and clouds while Sunday turns cloudier. A little snow may work in from the south late Sunday, but the trend has been for the snow to remain to the south. If any snow falls, it will be insignificant.

Monday and Tuesday will bring more of the same with sunshine mixing with some clouds and temperatures holding in the upper 20s.

A system may bring precipitation in next Wednesday before another possible stretch of quiet, near normal weather.

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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.