The tail end of a cold front dropping south through New England is passing through the Finger Lakes this morning.
Along with plenty of cloud cover, this front is bringing a few flurries and patches of drizzle and freezing drizzle to the area. A few untreated surfaces may be a little slick this morning for areas that find themselves just below freezing.
Other areas are already above 32 degrees, so there is no concern for ice in such places. Flurries and drizzle will come to an end later this morning.
The rest of the day is expected to be cloudy but quiet with no additional precipitation and little to no sunshine. Winds will be out of the north with light and decreasing wind speeds. The clouds and winds will keep temperatures from rising much today with highs in the mid 30s.
Clouds will remain in place much of tonight, though some areas may see some clearing after midnight. Winds will rotate clockwise, ending up from the southeast after midnight. After temperatures drop to the low and mid 20s this evening, they will warm to the mid and upper 20s overnight.
Any sun early Wednesday will quickly be overtaken by more widespread cloudiness. It will be another grey day, but no precipitation is expected. Winds will turn to the south-southeast with speeds increasing in the afternoon close to 10 mph.
Temperatures will respond by warming to a high around 40 degrees. Temperatures Wednesday night will mostly be in the low 30s with clouds persisting.
Late Week Weather Maker
Light, scattered precipitation will move northeast into the Finger Lakes Thursday morning, possibly arriving before the sun rises. Most of what falls initially will already be rain, but some pockets of sleet or freezing rain will be possible early on.
By the mid to late morning, all precipitation should be rain. The rain will continue to be sporadic and light, often amounting to little more than drizzle. By later Thursday afternoon, the rain showers may become more widespread and substantial.
The best chance for rain will probably come Thursday night, but the Finger Lakes region looks as though it may end up mostly between two areas of more widespread, heavier rains to our west and southeast.
Additional showers are likely on Friday, but so is a period of dry weather and possibly a little sunshine.
Temperatures during this period will be on the rise, with highs Thursday around 40, rising to the mid and upper 40s Thursday night. Friday will mostly stick to the mid 40s, but temperatures may start to drop Friday afternoon.
Colder air will arrive Friday night into Saturday, with mid 20s Saturday morning and afternoon highs not much warmer. Scattered snow showers are likely, but with little, if any, accumulation.
Winds Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be blustery with speeds of 10-15 mph and gusts of 25-30 mph. The wind will start from the southeast on Thursday, turn to the southwest on Friday, and finally north-northwest on Saturday.
High pressure will build in Saturday night, ending the precipitation and breaking up some of the clouds. Temperatures will respond by being around 20 degrees Sunday morning, which is close to, but still a few degrees above average.
Sunday should have plenty of sunshine, while Monday sees a few more clouds mixing in. No precipitation is expected either day with temperatures quickly rebounding. Sunday should be into the mid 30s while Monday is back around 40 degrees.
More mild, and at times rainy weather is expected next week and possibly beyond. Snow will continue to be notably absent in any meaningful form for the foreseeable future.
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