Rain and snow showers kick off the week

finger lakes weather forecast monday february 10 2020 rain snow weekly outlook
Rain and snow showers this morning will dissipate during the midday hours, but there will be several more opportunities for precipitation this week. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Light Precipitation

A small area of low pressure is passing just north of the Finger Lakes this morning.

Rain and higher elevation snow showers developed overnight and continue this morning. The precipitation is light, but a few rural, higher elevation roads may be a bit slick.

The rain and snow will taper off during the midday hours with a cloudy, but dry afternoon ahead.

Temperatures are already in the mid and upper 30s and will remain in that neighborhood until this evening. Tonight will be cloudy and quiet with lows dipping into the mid 20s across the north and the low 30s in the Southern Tier. A few areas of drizzle may develop after midnight.

The chance for drizzle, a few flurries or some freezing drizzle, will continue into Tuesday morning. The afternoon will dry out and a few glimpses of sunshine will be possible.

Temperatures Tuesday will peak in the mid 30s during the morning, then slide back into the low 30s for the afternoon.

Tuesday night and early Wednesday, a brief period of lake effect snow showers will develop. The snow should be light with little to no accumulation. Winds should shift by dawn, sending the lake effect to our north where it will dissipate.

The daytime hours Wednesday will have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures once again pushing into the mid and upper 30s.

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End of the Week

A more potent weather system will make its way toward the Finger Lakes Wednesday night into Thursday.

Precipitation will break out as snow, but may turn to an icy mix for the southern half of the region. A couple inches of snow will be possible, following by a glaze of ice. Areas along and north of I-90 have the best shot at a moderate snowfall.

Nailing down the different precipitation types and amounts will be the primary challenge in the weather this week.

Thursday morning, the precipitation should become lighter. The areas of ice will decrease with most locations either seeing just rain or just snow.

Thursday’s temperatures should end up in the 30s, but if the weather system ended up tracking further north, some 40s would be possible, mostly in the Southern Tier.

Lake effect snow showers will be likely on Friday as cold air moves into the region. High temperatures will range through the 20s.

More 20s are likely on Saturday with a good deal of sunshine. A few snow showers will then be possible on Sunday with highs returning to the 30s.

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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.

  1. John Gregoire

    SNow here. FYI, higher elevations roads, other than State salted highways, have been slick since the last snow and continue to be icy.