Late day cold front brings a few showers

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Much of today will be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds. A late-day front will add a few scattered showers to the mix. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Active Weather Continues

A cold front will move through the Finger Lakes late today, but some pleasant weather will precede the front.

Skies are sunny to start today, and cold temperatures are quickly warming through the 30s.

Clouds will start to both bubble up and move in later this morning into the afternoon out ahead of the front. Skies should not become completely overcast until late in the afternoon.

Temperatures will reach the mid 50s during the afternoon, which is comfortable but still about ten degrees shy of the average high.

Scattered showers will move in for the second half of the afternoon into the evening, and especially between about 6-9 PM. A rumble of thunder or two may also be possible.

Cool air will be swift to move in behind the front, with temperatures falling back into the 30s well before midnight. Morning lows Friday will be in the low 30s.

Another system will pass to our southeast late tomorrow. Much of the day now looks dry until some afternoon precipitation moves in. Some of this may not reach the ground at first. Both rain and snow will be possible at first, but as we head into the evening, snow will become the main precipitation type. Snow accumulations should be limited to under an inch for most areas.

High temperatures on Friday will reach the mid 40s around midday, then will retreat for the afternoon. By Saturday morning, many areas will be in the 20s. Northern areas, which are typically warmer, will be in the upper 20s while pockets of the Southern Tier could drop into the low 20s.

Saturday will be windy behind the system with strong northwest winds gusting over 40 mph. Scattered snow showers will be likely, but with no accumulation. Highs Saturday will mostly be in the upper 30s.

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After the Snow

Snow showers will wind down Saturday night, leaving our weather dry for Sunday. Clouds are likely to stick around for most of the day, however.

Sunday will also have some gusty winds of its own, though not as strong as on Saturday. These winds will also be from the northwest. Temperatures will be in the mid or perhaps upper 40s.

A weak system will approach on Monday, but the track of the system is not yet certain. At least a few rain showers will be possible with highs in the upper 40s.

Tuesday will be a dry day between that system and the next one in the pipe for Wednesday. Look for highs in the upper 40s again Tuesday with low 50s and some showers Wednesday.

There continues to be strong agreement in the models that our weather will start to turn on Thursday as warmer air pushes northward.

A prolonged period of near or above average temperatures will follow, lasting throughout the next week. It should finally feel like the Spring we have been waiting for.

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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.