A few flurries, then turning nicer…briefly

finger lakes weather forecast tuesday march 19 2019 sun snow clouds flurries near normal temperatures
After a few flurries this morning, expect sunny skies and near normal temperatures. Wednesday will be mild before an unsettled end of the week. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Warming Up…

A small disturbance will bring a few flurries to the Finger Lakes this morning.

This disturbance is dropping southeast out of Canada and should move through the region by mid-morning.

A couple heavier snow bursts will be possible, similar to yesterday or the weekend. Nothing more than a coating of new snow is expected.

Skies will become sunny behind the disturbance. A second area of disturbed weather may bring a few more clouds and rain showers later this afternoon, but these should be even more scattered than this morning’s precipitation.

High temperatures will be near normal today, topping out in the low 40s.

Winds will turn to the south overnight, keeping temperatures in the mid 20s despite clear skies.

Wednesday will have a mix of sun and clouds as temperatures push into the low 50s. The south wind will get a touch blustery with top gusts just under 30 mph.

…And Cooling Down

Precipitation will start to move back into the Finger Lakes around sunrise Thursday morning. Some snow may initially fall before transitioning to rain showers.

This precipitation will be associated with a cold front moving in from the west. Ahead of this front, temperatures should still reach the mid or even upper 40s.

The front will then interact with a small area of low pressure developing along the east coast Thursday evening. While only impacting a small area, this low will be slow to move.

At this time, the locally heavy precipitation is expected to remain to our southeast toward the Catskills and Hudson Valley.

Temperatures Friday morning will start out in the low to mid 30s and will rise to around 40 degrees. By the evening, temperatures will fall to near 30 degrees.

Periods of rain and snow showers are likely throughout the day, finally ending as all snow late Friday. Light snow accumulations are possible with up to a couple inches falling in higher elevations.

Saturday will be chilly and windy with highs in the 30s and wind gusts to 40 mph.

This pattern of up and down weather will continue into next week. This is a very common pattern for this time of the year as Spring gradually tries to erode away at Winter.

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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.