Sunday Morning Ice and Snow Update

finger lakes weather forecast sunday january 2 2021 update
Snow and ice from the overnight have dissipated over the Finger Lakes for now, but light precipitation will move back in.

Quick Weather Updates

Rain turned to snow and freezing rain last night, but as the low pressure system nearby departed, precipitation tapered off.

This has most of the region dry this morning, though an icy glaze has accumulated at least across portions of the southern and eastern Finger Lakes.

The departure of the precipitation early this morning is not totally unsurprising but is welcome. There are likely some flurries and pockets of freezing drizzle not showing up on the radar. Untreated rural roads may be a bit slick, so continue to use caution this morning.

The snow to our west over Ontario and Michigan is not well organized or heavy. Again, some of the lightest snow may not be showing up on radar over those areas.

This precipitation will gradually pivot eastward toward our region this morning. The best chance for steady, meaningful precipitation will be in the Rochester area, circled in dark blue above. Here, an additional 1-3 inches of snow will fall throughout the course of the day. No ice is expected.

The best chance for some additional freezing rain will be in the southeastern Finger Lakes. There is some question as to how much precipitation will even make it into this area before the late afternoon, though. Therefore, any additional icing should be minimal.

Most of the Finger Lakes region resides between these two areas. Expect on and off light snow with most areas not even seeing an inch of accumulation.

Temperatures will continue to drop through the day, with mid 20s this afternoon and teens tonight. A few evening lake effect flurries are possible, but with little to no accumulation.

Monday will be quiet and cold with low and mid 20s for highs, while Tuesday will return to the 30s.

Be sure to check back tomorrow morning around 8 AM for a full update on the weather for the coming 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.

2 Responses

  1. Melanie

    thank you, Drew, for updating us this weekend.

  2. Sharon Warren

    Thank you for the update, Drew! You’re the best!