Forecasters with the National Weather Service say multiple counties in the Finger Lakes are going to be faced with the first freeze of the season tonight.
The weather service issued Freeze Warnings for most of the region, which means that temperatures below 32 degrees are highly-likely for the area.
— Josh Nichols (@wnywxguy) October 17, 2018
The conditions will kill unprotected crops and other sensitive vegetation, effectively ending the growing season. Forecasters say wind chills could even dip into the teens or low-20s, too.
It will be a gusty, rainy day leading up to that overnight freeze. Temperatures will drop throughout the day, and into the evening – letting some of that rain transition into snow showers for parts.
First Alert Weather Day along the lakeshore where yellow means gusty winds later this afternoon into the evening. Not expecting much damage but you will notice the wind for sure and big waves on the big lake. pic.twitter.com/WjCO1j5Rid
— Rich Caniglia (@whec_rcaniglia) October 17, 2018
Coldest air of the season brings strong wind gusts & rain showers Wednesday, snowflakes, end of the growing season, and slick & snowy spots tonight! How much localized snow tonight? ❄️❄️❄️
Web story: https://t.co/AYhMSYYDsv pic.twitter.com/KfQpv7WLBh
— Peter Hall (@PeteWeatherBeat) October 17, 2018
Here’s what the remainder of your week looks like in the Finger Lakes, according to the National Weather Service:
Snow showers likely before 9am, then rain and snow showers likely between 9am and 1pm, then a chance of rain showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Rain showers likely before 4am, then rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%.