Cold Front Ends Warmer Weather
A brief warm-up across the Finger Lakes will come to an end this afternoon as a cold front crosses the region.
Temperatures are starting the day near or just above 40 degrees. The cold front, as of 7am, remains back to the west over Lake Erie.
Before the front moves through, temperatures should reach the mid or even upper 40s, especially over the eastern Finger Lakes and Central New York, where the front will arrive later.
Scattered rain showers will move through ahead of and along the front. Once the front clears, there should be little in the way of precipitation.
South winds will gust over 30 mph ahead of the front. The wind will shift to the southwest behind the front and increase. The typically windier western portions of the region, such as Rochester and Batavia, could gust over 45 mph today.
Further east, wind gusts for Ithaca, Cortland, and the surrounding areas should be no higher than 40 mph.
Temperatures will quickly fall back through the 40s and into the 30s behind the front. By this evening, mid and upper 20s should become widespread.
Quiet, Cool Weekend and Beyond
There will be a bit of lake effect snow Saturday morning, especially for the typically favored northern and eastern areas. Accumulations should remain at or below an inch.
Some sun will try to work out for Saturday afternoon, but lake effect clouds will linger southeast of Lake Ontario.
Temperatures will start the day in the low 20s and will only rise to the mid 20s for most areas. Northwest winds will gust between 25-30 mph, making it feel more like the teens.
Clouds will keep temperatures in the teens Saturday night. Some sun will be possible towards midday Sunday before some new clouds work in. Highs on Sunday will mostly be in the mid 20s again. Winds will be light.
A few flurries will be possible across the Southern Tier Sunday night with no accumulation.
Monday and Tuesday will continue the trend of quiet weather with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will remain cool with highs in the mid 20s.
Our next chance for active weather will come on Wednesday, but not even that is a certainty at this point.
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