Evening cold front sends temperatures tumbling again

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After a quiet day with cloudy areas and sunny areas, a cold front will bring a few snow bursts to the region tonight, followed by more cold temperatures. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

A Few Squalls Accompany Front

A cold front will move south through the Finger Lakes this evening with a few brief snow bursts.

However, the rest of the day will be quiet leading up to the frontal passage.

Areas of clouds are in place for most, but not all the region this morning. Where the clouds have been, temperatures are starting in the low and mid 30s. Where skies are clear, 20s are widespread.

There will continue to be areas of clouds and areas of partial sunshine throughout the day. The further north and west, the less the chances for sunshine will be.

Temperatures will only rise a few degrees in cloudy areas, topping out in the mid and upper 30s. Portions of the Southern Tier, where sunshine is more likely, will make a run at 40 degrees this afternoon despite the cooler start to the day.

Around 7 PM this evening, the cold front will begin moving in from the north. Snow showers are likely ahead of the front with a few heavier bursts, especially along and north of I-90.

While these will be too brief to put down more than a coating of snow, some minor travel issues could develop due to poor visibility and changing road conditions.

The snow showers will weaken as they travel south with just flurries for the southern Finger Lakes and Southern Tier.

Brief Shot of Cold

Winds will turn to the northeast behind the front and skies will become mostly clear. The one exception is the Rochester area, where some lake effect clouds and perhaps a stray flurry will develop.

Temperatures will tumble into the teens overnight and a few areas, namely in the northeastern Finger Lakes, could slip into the single digits by Saturday morning.

Saturday will be sunny and quiet, but remaining cold. High temperatures will be in the upper 20s and low 30s for highs.

Saturday night will again be cold. Single digits are possible, this time most likely near and south of Rochester. Some thin cloud cover further south and east, and a developing southeast breeze, with hold temperatures in the upper teens.

Sunday will be another quiet day with sunshine and some thin wisps of cloud. Southeast winds will continue, helping temperatures reach the upper 30s and low 40s.

Temperatures will continue to hover around 40 degrees next week. The day to day chances for precipitation are muddled though as we reside on the edge of a more active weather pattern. With the temperatures as they are, there could be some chances for mixed precipitation during the evenings, overnights, and mornings. This will be something to watch over the weekend and into next week.

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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.