It’s going to be an active weather weekend, as forecasters pin down the rain, wind, and changing temperatures that are expected here in the Finger Lakes over the next 48 hours.
– A stalled out frontal boundary is going to cause a couple areas of low pressure to move through the region, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil.
– While the heaviest rain will remain south of the area, some occasional showers may work their way into the Finger Lakes, especially for more southern areas.
– Temperatures on Saturday should hang around 40 degrees or a little above.
– The weather will take a turn, as high winds and heavy rain arrive back into the region around midnight. Montreuil says heavy rain will impact the region Sunday morning, before tapering off during the early-afternoon hours.
– Frequent wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph can be expected on Sunday.
High Wind Watches have been issued for parts of the region, but the Finger Lakes remains unwarned at this time. If that changes, FingerLakes1.com will update this story with the latest information from the National Weather Service offices in Buffalo and Binghamton, which cover our region.
Mainly dry today then widespread rain and wind expected tonight and Sunday. North Country expected to see some freezing rain. High Wind Watch for gusts to 60 mph and Winter Weather Advisories for some icing in effect for Sunday. https://t.co/0XbKOx8V5X pic.twitter.com/YkW1DSyPHB
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) February 24, 2018
Lots of different weather this weekend. Patchy dense fog will be across northeast PA and the southern Catskills into mid morning. Rain will move into NEPA this afternoon and then into CNY tonight. Freezing rain is likely in northern Oneida County NY. #nywx #pawx pic.twitter.com/R8YkoeFZpV
— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) February 24, 2018
Extended Forecast from National Weather Service
Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 34. Breezy, with a northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain between 1pm and 4pm. High near 58. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 28 mph decreasing to 8 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 53.
A chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.