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Finger Lakes not alone in arctic blast this weekend

Here in the Finger Lakes, it will be cold, but not as brutal as it is further west. The Great Lakes play a huge role in modifying the arctic air as it seeps south and east. The warm waters heat up the air slightly, making it difficult for the truly bone chilling air to survive into our region. Still, temperatures over the next few days will not be very enjoyable, with highs in the low and mid 20s Friday and Saturday with teens on Sunday.

Sunday is still looking very windy as well, with a strong north wind gusting over 40 mph at times. Combined with those temperatures in the teens, and it will feel closer to or below zero for most of the day. Winds are unfavorable for lake effect snow in the Finger Lakes Friday and Saturday. Some lake effect activity will be possible on Sunday, but it remains to be seen how organized that activity will get.

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