Warm into the weekend, followed by a long cold pattern – Finger Lakes weather

Warm into the weekend, followed by a long cold pattern – Finger Lakes weather

Weather forecast for Thursday, February 8, 2024, sun, clouds, warm temperatures
Temperatures will be warm until a cold front begins late Saturday to transition into an extended period of cold weather. (Photo by Gwen Moshier)

Much higher than average temperatures

With high pressure along the East Coast and large low pressure over the northern Plains and Midwest, warm air is flowing relentlessly northward across the eastern United States.

This low temperature morning Close to the daily average high Temperatures with most areas starting in the low 30s with a few pockets in the upper 20s. The sky is mostly clear, except for some thin clouds.

Sunny conditions will continue this morning, but a band of clouds moving through Michigan and southern Ontario will make their way east into the Finger Lakes by the afternoon.

Some sunlight may still filter through these afternoon Clouds, but it will be noticeably less sunny than in the morning.

Winds will be southerly, light-speed, ensuring temperatures will rise significantly regardless of the clouds. Temperatures in many areas today will be at or just above 50 degrees. Higher elevations in and around Cortland County have the best chance of staying below 50 degrees.

Southerly winds will increase this evening, Wind speeds are about 10 mph and wind speeds are 20-25 mph. Some higher elevations may see slightly stronger winds.

The clouds will eventually break up, but they won’t disappear completely. Some scattered showers will be possible near and just before dawn. Friday morning lows will range from the low 40s near Rochester to the mid 30s in the southeastern Finger Lakes area.

Friday There will be a mix of sun, clouds and some isolated brief rain showers. The majority of the area will not see any rain, and those that do will only see a very small percentage of the day with rain.

Temperatures will be warmer but with highs reaching 50 degrees. Most areas will finish in the mid-50s. South and southwest winds will continue at speeds up to 10 mph.

Warm air remains present Friday and Saturday night. Overnight lows will be mostly in the low to mid 40s Saturday morning, while Saturday afternoon they push back into the low and mid 50s.

Chances of rain will be higher Saturday As the cold front approaches. However, most of the rain will likely hold off until late today. After that, a group of rain showers will move in relatively quickly and with light amounts.

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Finger Lakes weather forecast for the next 7 days until February 8 |  Thursday, sun and clouds, low 50 |  Friday, sun, clouds, stray showers mid 50's |  Saturday, AM, showers late mid 50's |  The sun, the number of clouds is more than the sun, low 40 |  Moon, is it possible that it will snow late?  Near 40 |  Tuesday, a few snow showers mid 30 |  Wednesday, a few snow showers with a high of 30 degrees
This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected. Click to enlarge.

But wait…that He is It’s still February!

Winds will shift to the northwest behind the cold front on Saturday and a new system of cold air will develop for an extended stay.

The cold air won’t fully settle in on Sunday or Monday, with afternoon highs on both days reaching around 40 degrees. Sunday It will be somewhat cloudy, although some late sun may appear.

Monday It will likely start with mixed skies, but clouds will increase as low pressure begins to form to our south.

North of this low, a relatively small area of ​​snow will develop late Monday into Monday night. At this point, the models are evenly divided between a non-event, a light snow event, and a moderate snow event. The heavy snow event remains a low-probability bet.

I will continue to monitor the system and will update over the weekend as necessary.

The window for snow will be short and short Tuesday morningAny persistent snow must have moved out of the area, or already left. Stray snow showers may be possible off Lake Ontario Tuesday And Wednesday next week.

Regardless of the final location of this low-pressure system, it will effectively draw more cool air into the area. High temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will be close to their mid-February average in the mid 30s.

Temperatures will continue to drop Late next week When daytime highs will be in the 20s and nighttime lows will be in the 10s.

Conditions are expected to be generally calm. Most of the weather off Lake Ontario will likely come in the form of clouds and a few flurries.

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Finger Lakes weather forecast for the next 7 days until February 8 |  Thursday, sun and clouds, low 50 |  Friday, sun, clouds, stray showers mid 50's |  Saturday, AM, showers late mid 50's |  The sun, the number of clouds is more than the sun, low 40 |  Moon, is it possible that it will snow late?  Near 40 |  Tuesday, a few snow showers mid 30 |  Wednesday, a few snow showers with a high of 30 degrees
This figure represents the average for the entire Finger Lakes region. Local variations should be expected.

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