Scattered lake effect flurries and brief squalls will develop on gusty northwest winds Thursday night into Friday morning before dissipating.
On and off lake effect snow showers. A few brief bursts of heavier snow. Snow most likely in the northern and eastern Finger Lakes, and in the western Southern Tier. Some Finger Lake effect snow off Cayuga Lake will be possible in and around Ithaca.
No weather alerts are currently in effect or expected for Friday.
Snow mostly before dawn Friday for the western Southern Tier, and in the few hours before and after dawn in the northern and eastern Finger Lakes. Snow should end during the midday hours.
Most of the Finger Lakes will see little to no accumulation. A few isolated areas may see as much as an inch. The best chance for an inch or a little more will be along the shore of Lake Ontario and south-southeast of Cayuga Lake, including the city of Ithaca.
Temperatures will generally be in the mid 20s overnight and into early Friday morning. Areas outside of the lake effect may dip into the low 20s, while areas near Lake Ontario may remain in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs Friday will reach the low 30s.
Untreated secondary roads may be slick overnight from Thursday’s slush freezing as temperatures drop. These roads may remain slick into Friday morning, especially if new snow falls on them. Some sunshine outside of the lake effect flurries and Friday afternoon will reduce the risk for ice.
Northwest winds will gust between 30-40 mph, especially during the morning hours. This will have few, if any, impacts.
HIGH- Confidence is high that this event will behave as outlined here. Individual locations may see small variations in actual accumulations.
FUTURE SNOW OUTLOOK
No additional snow is expected Saturday or Sunday. Another cold front may bring snow on Monday, but intensity, timing, and amounts are highly uncertain. Beware of premature forecasts of significant snow.
- Regular Friday AM Blog Post (between 7-8 AM Friday)
- Snow Report: Monday November 11, 2019 (sometime Sunday, if necessary)
- Get the forecast for your Zip Code
- Finger Lakes Weather Radar
- Regular Thursday AM Blog Post
- Ask Meteorologist Drew Montreuil a question
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