Quick New Year’s Day preview of the week’s weather

finger lakes weather forecast monday january 1 2024
A quick look at the weather ahead this week and into the first weekend of 2024. [Photo by Meteorologist Drew Montreuil]

The Week Ahead

Happy New Year to you! Here is a quick look at the weather coming our way this week.

After some light snow overnight, today will be quiet and cloudy. Sunshine will finally make an appearance in our region tomorrow, especially in the afternoon.

finger lakes weather medium range snow outlook thursday jan 4 through monday january 8 2024 highest chance for snow is sunday january 7
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Clouds will roll back in Wednesday, with some snow Wednesday night into Thursday along a cold front. Accumulations should be under an inch. Some sun may come back out by late Thursday afternoon and into Friday.

Temperatures this week will be a bit closer to average than we have seen recently with highs mainly in the 30s and lows sticking to the 20s.

I have been tracking the potential for a coastal system next weekend, especially Saturday night into Sunday. The models are very mixed on what we may see here in the Finger Lakes, ranging from a complete miss to a decent dump of snow.

Be wary of weather hype in the coming days until this system becomes clearer. Right now, we have a slightly higher chance of little to no snow than we do of a moderate to heavy snowfall. Stay tuned.

I hope the entire holiday season has been full of joy, good health, and memorable times. Onward into 2024 — a whole new year of weather wonders awaits!

I will be back on my normal 8 AM weekday morning blog post schedule beginning tomorrow morning.

finger lakes weather 7-day forecast mon jan 1 | mon, cloudy low 30 | tues, increasing sunshine near 40 | wed, mostly cloudy upper 30 | thur, light am snow pm sun near 30 | fri, sun and clouds mid 30 | sat, cloudy late snow? mid 30 | sun, snow possible low 30
This graphic represents an average over the entire Finger Lakes region. Localized variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.
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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.

  1. Rowena McCarty

    thank You for photo of the sun….hope to see sun here this afternoon!