The primary part of the current winter weather event is wrapping up this morning, but on and off snow will continue through the day.
After a night of snow and sleet, the front has moved far enough to the east that all snow appears to be falling in the Finger Lakes this morning.
As the main batch of precipitation pulls away, a lull in the snow is settling in early this morning. Precipitation will likely end for couple of hours before additional light snow moves in from the southwest.
This light snow will be on and off for much of the afternoon. A few periods of moderate snow will be possible within the larger area of light snow.
Additional accumulations from this morning through sunset will be 1-3 inches, but a few areas could sneak up to 4 inches. This snow should be fluffier than what fell last night.
North winds will turn to the northwest late this afternoon with speeds around 10 mph persisting through the day and into the night. Top gusts should stay near or under 20 mph.
Temperatures will rise a few degrees today to a high in the mid to upper 10s.
As the snow ends across the region tonight, some light lake effect will develop. An inch or two may fall overnight, mostly in Cayuga and Onondaga counties. This snow will linger into Saturday morning but should dissipate shortly after sunrise.
Nighttime temperatures will be propped up by the continuing wind and lake effect clouds. Most areas should be near or slightly below 10 degrees Saturday morning.
High pressure will come to dominate our weather for an extended period of time, bringing quiet, sunny weather deep into next week.
Lake effect clouds will burn off Saturday morning, leaving mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. Northwest winds will increase to 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.
High temperatures will be in the mid teens with daytime windchills of -5 to +5.
Winds will decrease Saturday evening as the high moves in overhead. A south wind will develop behind the high after midnight. Warm air will start to move in, but not soon enough to prevent most of the region from slipping below zero Saturday night. The deeper valleys of the eastern Southern Tier in particular will be cold and could approach -10.
Sunday will live up to its name with plenty of sunshine and just a few passing thin cirrus clouds. South winds will increase to near 10 mph, helping highs into the mid and upper 20s.
Varying amounts of thin clouds will be possible Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. All three days will be dry, with the thin clouds at most filtering some of the sunshine at times.
Temperatures will rise as well, with upper 30s Monday, mid 30s Tuesday, and some low 40s possible Wednesday. Nighttime temperatures will stick in the neighborhood of 20 degrees.
Thursday may have a bit more in the way of clouds, and perhaps a couple stray flurries. Highs will make it into the mid 30s.
Snow showers will become more likely Friday and into next weekend with temperatures taking a dip. At this time, the snow looks minor, and the drop in temperatures brief.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.
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