High wind warnings, wind warnings
There will be multiple chances for high winds over parts of the Finger Lakes over the weekend as a large storm system passes through the area.
This depression spreads snow and blizzards across the Midwest and upper Great Lakes today and tonight, while bringing severe weather across the Deep South. Here in the Finger Lakes, we are not expected to bear the brunt of this storm, but there are still multiple factors to discuss.
for the first time Daylight hours today It will be relatively quiet. The clouds will increase and intensify this morning And the afternoon It will be overcast. The wind will be southeasterly, light, but gradually intensifies during the afternoon. Temperatures should rise into the mid 30s with a few pockets in the upper 30s.
The weather intensifies this evening With rain moving from the southwest. Most of this snow will be snow, but it will gradually begin to mix with rain and become rain. This shift may not begin until between 10pm and 1am, starting at lower elevations and along the lake shores. Some hilltops may not change at all before the rains end.
Despite the snowfall, which may fall moderately to heavy at times, temperatures should remain in the mid-30s in most areas, almost eliminating accumulations. Higher elevations may see one or two inches of melting, although some far southwest areas may see up to three or four inches.
Southeast winds will increase significantly Tonight Also, especially in roughly the southeastern half of the region, Very roughly defined In this case as areas south of the Dansville to Syracuse line. Higher elevations will be more at risk from high winds.
Wind speeds tonight are expected to reach 45-55 mph. Most areas will likely not see gusts greater than 50 mph, and some areas may not see gusts greater than 40 mph. This is most likely to the north, along and north of I-90.
Temperatures will return to near 40 degrees Overnight And Very early Saturday morning. Precipitation will be scarce by dawn, and there may be some showers morning Sunlight between the clouds.
The wind scenario will reverse Saturday, With the northwestern regions being the most vulnerable to strong winds. These will come from the southwest, build up during the morning and peak during the day afternoon And Early evening hours.
Wind speeds will peak again with gusts in the 45-55 mph range, although the stretch from Batavia to Rochester, which is particularly susceptible to southwesterly winds, may see higher gusts. Winds will remain gusty across the rest of the area as well, with gusts of 30-40 mph.
As of 7 a.m., all counties served by the National Weather Service in Buffalo were below level High wind warning until Saturday evening. These FLX Weather counties are: Allegany, Cayuga (North), Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming.
less Wind warning It was issued by the NWS in Binghamton for this night In the following counties: Cayuga (South), Cortland, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates.
Chemung and Tioga counties, as of 7 a.m., had no wind advisories in effect.
Weather for the rest of the weekend and a look at next week
Most Saturday The weather will be dry, but snow showers are possible at times, especially during the weather afternoon. More structured snow off Lake Erie may impact… Genesee Valley, metro Rochester, and Wayne County in the late afternoon and evening. Accumulations will be limited to a few inches with the snow band not sticking around any location for very long.
Southwest winds will bring cold air to the region. Temperatures will drop throughout the day Saturday, reaching the low to mid 30s afternoon. Temperatures will continue to drop during a night, And by Sunday morningMost areas will be in the low to mid 20s.
Sunday There will be clouds, a few breaks of sun, and some snow showers at times. The primary lake effect snow bands will remain outside the area, remaining primarily south of Buffalo and Watertown. Accumulating snow will make it in Wyoming and Genesee Counties.
Temperatures will not rise much Sunday With highs in the mid 20s. Gusty southwesterly winds will continue, with gusts between 30 and 40 mph across the area. Again, from Batavia to Rochester, winds are expected to be stronger, but not as high as Saturday.
Next week is shaping up to be cool but generally calm with only a few snow showers expected.
Monday It will be a mix of sun and clouds with morning lows in the low to mid 20s and afternoon highs in the low to mid 20s. Wind speeds will remain below 30 mph. The winds will have a bit more of a southerly component, lifting lake-effect snow bands to the north.
Areas from Batavia to Rochester may see a little snow as the band moves north, but shouldn’t see much accumulation.
Chances of a coastal storm continue Tuesday They vanish with two strands of energy, one across the southern United States and the other falling across the Great Lakes, remaining separate rather than uniting forces.
There is still a small chance of this trend reversing, but even then, most models favor a storm far to our east.
I’ve kept a few snow showers in the forecast Tuesday Great Lakes energy also passes through. Accumulations will be minimal at most. Temperatures will be a couple of degrees warmer than Monday as this system passes, with lows in the mid 10s and highs in the mid 20s.
Wednesday It will be similar to Monday with sun, clouds and lows of 10 degrees and 20 degrees for the low and high respectively. Thursday is expected to be similar to Tuesday, with some snow and warmer temperatures.
Wind speeds will remain below 30 mph Thursday With southwesterly and westerly winds prevailing primarily.
Another weather system will pass through Friday With some snow showers and strong winds. However, these winds do not appear to be destructive, and the snow does not appear to be heavy.
Temperatures may rise further towards 30 degrees Friday, Just to go back to the twenties for weekend. Then the major warming trend will take over Next weekWith highs likely to return towards 40 degrees by the middle and end of the week.
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This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected.