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Great weather shaping up this weekend, but big changes coming in long-range

Want a nice weekend to get out in the Finger Lakes?

This might be the best one of December, if the long-term trends hold together. Forecasters say that it’s looking more-and-more like big changes are in the offing – after the region experiences a nice weekend, and warming trend for the first part of next week.

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says a batch of some thicker clouds will be possible Saturday afternoon as warm air pushes northward. There is a small chance for a shower with this, but the chances are small. Skies should turn at least partly sunny again before sundown. Temperatures will push into the mid-40s on Saturday.

Temperatures will be even warmer on Sunday. He said temperatures will likely be near 50 degrees on Sunday with plenty of sunshine in the forecast. Those mild temperatures are expected to hang around Monday and Tuesday, as well, but then some bigger changes could be setting up.

Read more about the bigger changes from FLXWeather.com

NWS Extended Forecast

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 47. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday

Rain. High near 54. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Thursday

A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Check out the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center for the latest from the National Weather Service. Be sure to also check out FLXWeather.com for the latest forecast information from local meteorologist Drew Montreuil.

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