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.
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.
FUTURE SNOW OUTLOOK
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)
- Get the forecast for your Zip Code
- Finger Lakes Weather Radar
- Regular Wednesday AM Blog Post
- Ask Meteorologist Drew Montreuil a question
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