Some sun peeking through to end the week

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Breaks of sunshine will replace morning lake effect flurries as gusty winds gradually diminish this afternoon. [Photo by Helen Heizyk]

Thursday-Friday Weather

Gusty winds continue this morning across the Finger Lakes behind a potent cold front that moved through the region yesterday.

Accompanying the cold winds are some scattered snow showers off the Great Lakes that still linger across the region. These snow showers should dissipate sooner rather than later this morning with only a coating of additional accumulation.

As the snow showers dissipate, the sun should begin to poke in and out of the clouds. The amount of sunshine should increase further in the afternoon, but skies will probably not become fully clear, at least not for any substantial time or large areas of the region.

West-northwest winds will remain blustery this morning and into the early afternoon. The strongest gusts, around or over 45 mph, will be roughly from I-90 northward, especially along the shore of Lake Ontario.

Wind Advisories remain in effect for Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga, and Onondaga counties. The rest of the region will see gusts of 35-45 mph. After about 2 PM, the wind will quickly taper off with gusts by sunset under 20 mph.

Temperatures will be held in check by the winds with highs mostly in the mid 30s. A few low 30s in higher elevations are likely, as are some upper 30s in the typically warmer northern reaches and lakeshore areas of the region.

Tonight will be quiet, with clear skies occasionally mixing with some scattered clouds. Winds will be light as they gradually turn to a southerly direction. Temperatures should make it down into the mid 20s for most areas.

Friday will continue the quiet trend. Most of the day will be a mix of sun and clouds. South winds will build to around 10 mph during the daytime hours but will increase further near and after sunset.

The south winds and partial sunshine should jump temperatures into the mid 40s. Evening temperatures will drop to the mid and upper 30s with a few pockets of low 40s. As south winds increase and clouds begin to move in, temperatures should rise a few degrees after midnight.

Nighttime wind gusts will build to 25-35 mph, with the highest gusts over higher elevations.

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This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Weekend Weather & Beyond

Scattered rain showers will also move in Friday night, mainly after midnight. None of the rain should be heavy or steady, but these showers will persist into Saturday.

Sometime in the midday or early afternoon hours, a cold front will move through the region. A line of showers and gusty winds will accompany the front, but it will be quick moving and brief.

Before this arrives, south winds gusting between 35-45 mph will push temperatures into the upper 40s and low 50s. Once the front passes, it will be a quick drop into the 40s and, by sunset, 30s. Winds will turn to the west-northwest and gradually diminish. Still, a few gusts over 25 mph may linger as late as midnight.

Cool air will continue to push in, sending temperatures into the mid 20s by Sunday morning. Mainly light winds are expected on Sunday with gusts around 20 mph. The wind will be shifting and will end up from the southwest by the afternoon.

Sunday will be another quiet day with a mix of sun and clouds. It looks as though, this time, the sun may outweigh the clouds. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

Monday will have a few more clouds than Sunday, but will still have some sunshine as well. No precipitation is expected, and light southwest winds will push temperatures to at least around 40 degrees.

A quick moving system will move in late Monday night into Tuesday with rain showers. There is still a chance for a little wintry precipitation at the onset, depending on the timing. Most of what falls will be rain, though, with highs Tuesday in the mid 40s.

Behind that system, cool air will build in for the latter half of next week. A bit of snow from lake effect or weak passing systems will be possible, but nothing too substantial is expected at this time. Temperatures will stick to the 30s during the work week but could drop colder next weekend.

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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.