Snow falling early afternoon with light accumulations – Finger Lakes Weather

Snow falling early afternoon with light accumulations – Finger Lakes Weather

Finger Lakes Weather Forecast Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Cold Lake Effect Snow Accumulation
Today’s snowfall amounts will range from 1-4 inches with the highest amounts found in the Southeast FLX. (Photo by Gwen Moshier)

Tuesday snowy, Wednesday quiet

A weak area of ​​low pressure along the mid-Atlantic coast is dumping steady snow on the Finger Lakes morning.

This low will strengthen slightly as it heads northeast. Should be near Cape Cod this evening.

Snow will steadily fall through Morning and afternoon hoursand gradually diminishes during the afternoon. By 3 or 4 p.mThe bulk of the snow is expected to be in the east, although scattered snow showers will continue to fall in the region evening.

While the snow will be constant and temperatures will be cold, accumulations will be light today. Areas north and west of the Dansville to Geneva to Fulton line will see approximately less than 2 inches of snow.

The best chances for 3 inches will be from Elmira to Ithaca to Cortland and points eastward, although not all of these areas will exceed 3 inches.

Areas midway between these areas will see about 2 inches.

Temperatures will rise a few degrees to highs in the lows possibly mid 20s. A little sun may rise before sunset if the snow moves fast enough.

Winds will be light from the west while snow falls, but they will rise from the northwest Late afternoon. Wind speeds at that time will be around 10 mph with gusts around 25 mph. The winds will be slightly weaker during the period evening It will gradually turn to the southwest.

As winds shift to the southwest, snow showers will rise from Lake Erie northward and out of the area. The night is expected to be mostly calm with partial clearing, especially in the southern half of the region. That is, areas that see clear skies It will drop to mid to upper zero, perhaps with a few cold pockets. Areas that remain cloudymost likely in the north, will be near or just above 10 degrees.

Wednesday It will be a calm day with clouds in the north and some sun in the south. Even this sunlight will blend in with the clouds.

Winds will remain southwesterly, strengthening to 10-15 mph during the afternoon. Some winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible across Genesee, Monroe, northwestern Ontario and western Wayne counties.

Temperatures in most areas will not reach 20 degrees on Wednesday with highs in the middle and upper 10s. Increasing clouds, steady winds and the arrival of some warm air will keep temperatures in the low to mid 10s Wednesday night.

Weather forecast for the Finger Lakes for 7 days, Tuesday, January 16 |  Tuesday steady snow low 20 |  Wednesday, clouds, some sun overhead 10 |  Thursday, light snow late mid 20 |  Friday, low snow showers 20 |  Sat, refreshing lake effect, snow top 10 |  Sun in the morning, snow showers in the evening, sun mid 20 |  Monday, partly cloudy mid 30
This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

Late week and weekend weather

Another batch of light snow will accumulate in the area Thursday afternoon. Compared to today’s snow, Thursday’s snow should be lighter and less stable. Most areas will see about or less than an inch of accumulation.

Temperatures will rise slightly with highs reaching the mid 20s. Higher scores are expected Thursday night as snow continues to fall.

Friday It’s a bit unclear how it will develop. Widespread snowfall should end early, Maybe even before sunrise. Late in the daySome lake effect may develop off Lake Ontario. But most of the day may end up relatively quiet.

Temperatures won’t be much colder during the day on Friday, with highs in the 20s. However, cold air will return during the evening, bringing overnight lows of 0 and a low of 10. How and where the lake effect develops will affect how cold the weather will get.

Snow will continue to affect the lake Saturday It will be joined by some violent northwesterly winds. Wind speeds could reach more than 30 mph, resulting in reduced visibility and snowfall. Temperatures will reach highs in the mid to upper 10s, which could make it more difficult to keep roads clear.

Traveling on Saturday shouldn’t be impossible, but it may require some extra time and caution.

The lake snow should subside Early Sunday morning When the winds start to shift. some afternoon The sun may even come out. Temperatures will reach the mid 20s.

A quick shift to warm weather is expected early next week, With mid 30s to highs Monday and temperatures near or above 40 degrees Rest of the week. Rainfall will be likely Late next week.

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Weather forecast for the Finger Lakes for 7 days, Tuesday, January 16 |  Tuesday steady snow low 20 |  Wednesday, clouds, some sun overhead 10 |  Thursday, light snow late mid 20 |  Friday, low snow showers 20 |  Sat, refreshing lake effect, snow top 10 |  Sun in the morning, snow showers in the evening, sun mid 20 |  Monday, partly cloudy mid 30
This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected.

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