Sloppy weekend coming up: Mix of rain, ice, and snow for the Finger Lakes

The weekend forecast is looking active, but not in the way some forecasters though it might shape up. Snow lovers are sure to be disappointed with the forecast, as it has changed over to mostly-rain.

A storm system will approach late-Friday and early-Saturday – bringing with it rain, and some mixed accumulation. By the time Sunday comes around – wet snow showers will be possible.

In an update published on Friday, FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said the whole system will move slowly on Saturday.

“Precipitation will enter the Finger Lakes region around sunrise on Saturday. While the overall area of precipitation will not be overly large, it will be slow moving, taking most of the daylight hours to clear to the area,” he said in an update to his website FLXWeather.com. “This area of precipitation will be a sloppy mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. The best chance for icy conditions will be in the morning and especially across the Southern Tier. The best chance for snow will be on the back edge of the precipitation during the afternoon hours.”

Check out more of his update here.

The National Weather Service says motorists should use caution on roadways throughout the day, and plan for extra time commuting. That said, this system will be nothing that the region hasn’t seen before. Furthermore, this will be a relatively calm system by comparison to what the region ordinarily sees in mid- to late-January.

Check out the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center for the latest forecast information.


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