Winter weather warning
The collision of air masses will bring some wintry weather to the area today.
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Warm air rising through the Ohio River Valley meets cold air trying to move south from eastern Canada, creating a stalled frontal boundary over our region. Low pressure moving along this front will give the atmosphere some extra energy to produce waves of rain.
One of these waves has begun moving toward the Finger Lakes Early this morning. Much of this falls as snow, but pockets of freezing rain or sleet are likely.
These precipitations will become widespread and constant throughout morning And will continue to afternoon. Snow will become the dominant precipitation type for most of the day.
Temperatures rise to range between 32 and 35 degrees in most areas, which reduces the chances of any noticeable travel disruptions during daylight hours. Most roads will be wet, but some elevated roads and country roads may experience a particularly light layer of snow Late afternoon.
Off the roads, an inch or two of snow accumulation will be possible throughout the day. Winds will be almost calm today with an overhead front.
Snow will continue to fall Evening hours But it will become more scattered as it starts to turn to rain and sleet. A few pockets of icy rain may persist Wednesday morning hours.
Temperatures will be near the freezing mark tonight, so a degree change in either direction could result in more or less ice in areas. The best opportunity for a layer of ice to form from the freezing rain will be at higher elevations. Above 1200 feetfrom the southern half of the region.
Travel conditions Overnight for Wednesday morning flight It will be mixed. Many areas will be fine, but those cold pockets will become sore if left untreated. If your trip takes you along country roads in the southern half of the region at mid to higher elevations, allow extra time.
Moderate temperatures for some time
Temperatures will rise to the low to mid 40s by then Wednesday afternoonWhich ends any chances of winter weather. However, another batch of widespread rainfall is expected to move into the region during the period Mid to late afternoon.
Then continuous rain will fall in evening hours, and diminishes in the hours before midnight. Temperatures will not drop much Overnight, It only reaches the upper 30s in most areas.
Thursday It appears dry at first, but more rain is possible during the period afternoon hours. There is still some uncertainty about the location of this area of rain and how much it will impact the Finger Lakes. The southern regions are more likely to see continuous rains compared to the southern regions.
Temperatures on Thursday should reach the mid 40s during the afternoon, with overnight lows remaining above 40 degrees.
Friday It looks mostly calm, with a few rain showers, mainly in morning. Some sun breaks may be possible in afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s, although some places could reach 50 degrees.
Temperatures will reverse their course relative to… weekend, With highs falling into the low 40s Saturday And mid-thirties Sunday.
An area of low pressure will pass through, likely bringing some rain early Late Saturday. There will be a chance of mixed rain or snow Sunday inside Sunday night.
Some models show moderate to heavy snow accumulations with this system, however Uncertainty remains very high. I will of course continue to monitor the situation closely and provide no-fuss updates you can trust.
Temperatures will stay in the 30s for a few days after this system, but the air will likely be warmer Next weekend.
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This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected.