Snow Report: Thursday, November 7, 2019

finger lakes weather snow report thursday november 7 2019

The first snow of the season is expected for the Finger Lakes as a cold front moves through the region. Minor snow accumulations are likely.


Steady light to moderate snow will fall Thursday afternoon before ending early in the evening. Minor travel impacts and light accumulations are likely.


No weather alerts are currently in effect or expected for Thursday.


Rain showers will begin Thursday morning and change to snow during the midday hours. The rain will turn to snow from northwest to southeast. Higher elevations will turn to snow quicker than lower elevations. The snow will end from northwest to southeast between 3-7 PM.

finger lakes weather snow map thursday november 7 2019
Average expected snow amounts between Noon-8 PM on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Localized variations should always be expected. Click to enlarge.


Most areas will see around or just over an inch of snow. Higher elevations may see 2-3 inches. A few of the typically warmer lower elevations, such as north of I-90 and in the I-86 corridor of the Southern Tier, may see less than an inch.


Temperatures will start Thursday near 40 degrees. By midday, a slow but steady drop through the 30s is expected. Temperatures should drop below the freezing mark (32 degrees) between 3-5 PM.


Only minor travel impacts are expected, mostly over higher elevation secondary roads. Slush and slick spots will be possible during the afternoon/evening commutes from school and work. Primary roads and interstates should remain mostly wet.


No freezing rain or sleet is expected. Winds will remain insignificant for blowing snow and wind chills.


HIGH- Confidence is high that this event will behave as outlined here. Individual locations may see small variations in actual accumulations.


Lake effect flurries and brief squalls will develop behind the cold front Thursday night into Friday on gusty northwest winds. Additional light accumulations are possible over the northern and eastern Finger Lakes. No snow is expected Friday night or Saturday.


  • Regular Thursday AM Blog Post (between 7-8 AM Thursday)
  • Snow Report: Friday November 8, 2019 (between 4:30-5:30 PM Thursday)


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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.

2 Responses

  1. Gregory Knight

    Love the new snow report! Very well laid out and informative. Looking forward to reading them all winter.

  2. Mary Ann Lutz

    Very nice! Thank you.