After some morning ice, rain showers as temperatures warm

finger lakes weather forecast tuesday january 17 2023
After a brief period of icy mix this morning, temperatures will warm, keeping travel easy this afternoon and evening. [Photo by Gwen Moshier]

Tuesday Weather Update

An area of precipitation is moving through the Finger Lakes region this morning.

On the leading edge of this precipitation, an icy mix is falling. This will cause slick road conditions, mainly on untreated surfaces, for a few hours this morning.

After an hour or so, the precipitation should change over to mainly rain as temperatures nose above freezing. Shortly thereafter, the steady precipitation will come to an end.

The rest of the day will be cloudy with the occasional spit of rain, period of drizzle, and areas of fog. No major travel concerns are expected for the afternoon or nighttime hours.

Temperatures will rise to the low and mid 40s for much of the region this afternoon, then eventually drop to the mid 30s overnight. Rain showers will mix with some snow after midnight, a pattern which will continue into Wednesday.

Little to no snow accumulation is expected with temperatures holding steady in the mid 30s.

Another brief period of icy mix will be possible on Thursday morning as another weather system moves into the area. Overall, this second icy mix looks to be on a similar scale to this morning’s.

Likewise, precipitation will turn over to rain during the day, then mix with snow overnight into Friday, mimicking the weather over the next 24-36 hours.

The models are trending lower with precipitation amounts for this second system, with areas of heavier precipitation now looking more favorable to our southeast and northwest while dry air moves into the Finger Lakes.

The weekend still looks cool with some occasional snow showers.

Today’s post is a minimalist post due to internet and technological difficulties this morning. Zip-code forecasts and the 7-day forecast will be updated later today as connectivity allows.

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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.