The Finger Lakes is set to see it’s first brush with truly winter-like weather this weekend.
Not that temperatures will be much warmer during the middle of this week, but it will certainly feel warm compared to those highs on Friday and Saturday, which will likely struggle to even crest the mid-30s.
FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that the region will see mostly 40s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. He says it will be the coldest stretch of weather the region has seen so far this season.
That said, it will be nothing compared to conditions on Friday, which will prime the region for the first flakes of the season. It won’t be anything significant, and won’t even be measurable, but with daytime temperatures only in the mid-20s on Friday — any precipitation that falls during the day will be the frozen kind.
Montreuil notes that winds will be gusting between 35 and 40 mph on Friday, too, which will make it feel like winter. “Wind chills could be down in the teens or even single digits,” Montreuil noted.
Read his complete report here, and check out the extended FingerLakes1.com forecast from the National Weather Service below.
Extended Forecast from the National Weather Service
Sunny, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.