Weekend Weather Forecast
Clouds associated with a large area of unsettled weather to our south will gradually dissipate today, only to be replaced by a cold front this evening.
The clouds this morning are widespread and just thick enough to limit the sunshine filtering through. Still, there may be some thinner spots from time to time, and the overall area of cloudiness should depart the area during the afternoon hours.
The best chance for some sun will be in the early to mid afternoon, but the window is brief. Late in the afternoon, clouds and a few showers will return to the area, with the chance for showers continuing a few hours into the evening.
Winds will peak this afternoon, coming in from the northwest at near or slightly above 10 mph. Lighter winds are expected this morning and especially this evening.
Afternoon highs will reach the low 50s for most areas. Some higher elevations will stick to the upper 40s, while the valleys of the Southern Tier push into the mid 50s.
Cooler air will move in tonight with temperatures reaching the mid 30s by Saturday morning. Some limited lake effect will be ongoing south of Lake Ontario in the form of some snow showers. These will be most likely in a pocket between Rochester and Syracuse and as far south as the Penn Yan and Ithaca areas.
These should decrease through the morning and gradually disappear in the afternoon. Locally, a coating on grassy surfaces may be possible in the morning, though some of the snow will likely turn back to rain before ending.
The rest of Saturday will be cloudy and quiet with a few late breaks of sun. Highs will mainly be in the low 40s.
Saturday night will see temperatures drop into the mid and upper 20s thanks to clearing skies and light winds as high pressure passes through. Sunday will follow with a mix of sun and clouds and similar highs to Saturday in the low 40s.
In-Person Event Saturday
I will be at the annual Groton Holiday Craft Show on Saturday with my calendars, which I just picked up from the printers in Auburn last night!
This is a huge craft show and a great way to kick off your holiday shopping, with over 100 vendors spread throughout the Groton Jr./Sr. High School. My booth will be in the cafeteria. I would love to meet you and chat about the weather a bit, so be sure to stop by and introduce yourself!
The Finger Lakes Weather 2024 Calendar and Almanac is a unique yet functional calendar that is full of interesting historic weather events, monthly records and statistics, and stunningly beautiful pictures — all from right here in the Finger Lakes.
This year’s calendar is made with better paper, printed locally, and comes with an insert for stability. Its large 12×12 inch full size makes it great for daily use, while the optional add-on weather tracking stickers transform it into a living weather journal.
If you are in the Groton area tomorrow, stop in between 9-3 PM to check out the calendar for yourself. You will be impressed! But if you cannot make it, you can still order yours online. For all the details, visit flxweather.com/calendar!
See you on Saturday!
Next Week’s Weather
Monday will pick right up where Sunday left off. Another mostly clear night will send temperatures down into the 20s again for the start of the week.
Sunshine will gradually be replaced with clouds on Monday and some late rain showers may make it in before sunset. Rain will be more likely Monday night with showers lingering into Tuesday morning.
Temperatures will get a small boost ahead of this weather system, with highs returning to the low 50s on Monday. Tuesday will turn cooler again, with highs in the mid 40s.
Wednesday is looking dry with a mix of sun and clouds. The cool air from Tuesday will depart the region, and afternoon highs should push back up into the low and mid 50s.
Thursday will be a bit warmer yet, with highs in the upper 50s. Some sun will be possible, but an approaching weather system may spread clouds in as well.
Friday will have the best chance for daytime rain next week, though it is too early to get too specific about how the rain may evolve. Temperatures should remain mild with highs well into the 50s.
The warm air may stick around even into the weekend but will most likely decline thereafter. Additional unsettled weather is possible next weekend and into the following week leading up to Thanksgiving.
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected.