The thaw is underway.
The Finger Lakes region is set to experience a long-track of above-average temperatures, with highs in the next couple days reaching well into the 40s, even exceeding the 50 degree mark in some locations. The warm up means that roads are going to get slushy during the day on Wednesday, which will mean slick spots around the region.
Even warmer air is going to push into the region from the south, and with it, a significant amount of rain will come with it. That should knock down most of the snow that is currently on the ground. However, the rain won’t be the only factor here. Temperatures on Thursday are expected to start and remain around 50 degrees.
Temperatures will fall throughout the day, as a brief shot of cold and windy weather enters the region — but overall — the forecast looks “above average” for much of the next two weeks. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says, “Looking out a bit longer in the forecast, there does not seem to be much winter weather in store for the Finger Lakes over the next couple of week. While the day to day details are of course sketchy at best and completely unknown at worse, the general pattern is looking quite tame.”
He notes that storms will continue to take the same track that they have been in recent weeks. That pattern though, he notes will ensure that the Finger Lakes stays on the warm, wet side of those systems.