Showers turn to flurries as cold front moves through

finger lakes weather forecast friday november 22 2019 cold front rain snow falling temperatures gusty winds
A cold front this morning will lead to falling temperatures and blustery winds today. Warmer weather will not be far away, though. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Briefly Cooler Behind Front

A cold front is moving into the Finger Lakes this morning from the west.

Temperatures are falling from near 50 degrees back into the 40s and 30s as the front makes its way eastward. This change will take place throughout the morning with everyone down into the 30s this afternoon.

Light precipitation is falling ahead of and near the front. So far this morning, everything is rain. As temperatures fall, some snow showers will mix in this afternoon. Not everyone will see snow, and those that do should not see accumulations.

The best chance for snow will be late this afternoon and early this evening downwind of lake Ontario over the northern and eastern Finger Lakes.

Snow showers should end quickly tonight and skies will clear for most areas. A few lake effect clouds will linger over northeastern areas.

Winds today will become increasingly blustery behind the front. Northwest winds will gust between 30-40 mph, especially this afternoon, before decreasing after sunset.

Temperatures overnight will drop into the mid and upper 20s.

Weekend Forecast & Beyond

Saturday will start out sunny but clouds will gradually filter in from the south during the afternoon.

Temperatures will return to the low and mid 40s during the afternoon thanks to that morning sun and a southwest wind.

The chances for precipitation Saturday evening remain a bit uncertain as a system clips our region from the south.

Areas along and north of I-90 will probably not see anything fall. The Southern Tier will probably see at least a little light snow or sleet. In between, the chances for precipitation remain about 50-50, but even if it does precipitate, it will remain very light and fall during the overnight hours.

Sunday will start with clouds but some sun should work out for the afternoon. If the system stays further south, we will see more sun on Sunday.

Temperatures Sunday will be a touch cooler, with highs in the low 40s.

Monday and Tuesday will both have a mix of sun and clouds and increasing temperatures. Monday should reach the mid and upper 40s while highs Tuesday push into the 50s.

Wednesday continues to look active as the next weather system rolls in. Models continue to favor a mostly rain event, perhaps ending with a little snow. Thanksgiving travel should not be impacted too much.

Thanksgiving itself looks cooler and windy. A stray flurry or two may be possible, but generally it should be precipitation free. Dry, cool conditions should persist into Black Friday.

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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.