Light, sporadic precipitation through Saturday, followed by some sun

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After some rain and snow today and lake effect on Saturday, a stretch of quiet weather is expected for most of next week. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Slightly Unsettled

A weak, disorganized low pressure is meandering through eastern Canada and will bring a little unsettled weather back into the Finger Lakes for the start of the weekend.

Clouds have returned to the area this Friday morning, keeping temperatures in the low and mid 30s to start. The radar is dotted with some light rain and snow showers.

Splotches of precipitation will continue to drift through the Finger Lakes today and especially this morning and early afternoon. None of what falls will be heavy and most areas will not even see any snow stick to the ground. A few higher elevations may see a light coating of accumulation.

Many areas will see mostly or all rain with temperatures already well above freezing and expected to warm into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

The best chance for a glimpse of sunshine will be in the late afternoon, but that may be about as rare as accumulating snow today.

Winds will be light and variable this morning before settling into a northwest wind of 5-10 mph this afternoon. From about Canandaigua westward, winds will be around or just over 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Some lake effect snow showers will develop tonight with the steadiest falling outside of our region. Passing snow showers are possible, but again with little to no accumulation. Nighttime temperatures will generally be a couple of degrees on either side of 30 degrees.

A wind shift Saturday morning will bring a spray of snow showers through the Finger Lakes, followed by a few more hit-or-miss snow showers Saturday afternoon. There will be an increasing chance for sunshine throughout the afternoon as well.

Northwest wind will blow at around 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph much of Saturday. Temperatures will top out in the mid 30s.

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

Quiet Weather

Skies will clear out Saturday night, allowing temperatures to dip into the low 20s overnight. A few occasional clouds will still be possible.

Sporadic clouds will persist into Sunday, but for the most part, it should be a sunny day. Winds will be nearly calm with just a whisper of a breeze from the south. Highs will reach the mid 30s.

Monday still has a good chance of being mostly sunny, even as a small weather system moves across the Mid-Atlantic. If there are any clouds this far north from this system, they will likely be during the morning hours.

Temperatures on Monday will start and end just a touch warmer than Sunday, with morning lows in the mid 20s and afternoon highs in the upper 30s.

The middle of next week is looking mostly quiet, but we will probably lose much of the sunshine. Clouds will be plentiful, and a few stray snow showers will be possible. These especially look possible Tuesday night and early Thursday.

Temperatures will reverse course, cooling from the upper 30s Tuesday to the mid 30s on Wednesday and the low 30s on Thursday. Morning lows will follow the same pattern, just ten degrees cooler, with upper 20s to mid 20s to low 20s.

The next chance for meaningful precipitation will not come until next weekend, and even that is currently showing under a 50% chance of occurring at this point.

Temperatures also look like they will remain steady through next weekend and may even go on a slight warming trend thereafter.

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

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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.

4 Responses

  1. Bruce Estes

    Hi Drew
    Your writing is getting better. I like the metaphors appearing in your reports….. just a whisper of a breeze from the south, will bring a spray of snow showers, splotches of precipitation will continue to drift.
    Metaphors inject steroids into mild, mannered adjectives. The trick is to use these muscular descriptors sparingly. I think you do that well.

    Bruce Estes

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Thanks, Bruce!

  2. Deborah Grover

    Thank you, Drew, for *bolding* days and times of days in your descriptive text! It is so helpful to be able to focus right in on certain days or time periods of greater concern to individual readers. Most appreciated!

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Thank you, Deborah! That was an idea that came out of the survey I did last month, and I’m glad to see it has been an immediate, noticeable improvement.