Soggy weekend on way for the Finger Lakes

It’s going to be an active weather weekend in the Finger Lakes, but it’ll be one that doesn’t include snow in the forecast. For late-February, it’s a welcomed sight for many in the region. – Scattered showers will transition into a steadier rain on Friday, with the heaviest, steadiest precipitation falling before nighttime. Temperatures on Friday will hover in the... more

Temporary shift back to winter as light accumulation expected on Thursday

Light snow and ice accumulations are possible for the Southern Tier on Thursday, as colder air works into the region. While the Finger Lakes enjoyed 60+ degree weather for two straight days — it’s back to ‘reality’ for at least one — as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for some of the region. In the... more

CHANGE IS COMING: Record warmth will be pushed out, light accumulation possible Thursday

While many in the region have been getting acclimated to these ‘warmer-than-normal’ temperatures over the last 24 to 48 hours — change is coming again. That change is evening brining the threat of snow. That threat, though, should stay mainly to the south. Here are the highlights from FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: – Record-breaking warmth continues in the Finger... more

Inside the FLX: Ian Golden talks campaign, local issues & more (podcast)

On Episode #98 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Ian Golden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Tom Reed this fall joins Josh Durso to talk local issues, politics, his campaign, and much more. Check out all of the candidates seeking to take on Rep. Tom Reed, who have committed to one-on-one interviews on Inside the... more

Major warm up coming this week in the FLX

How about a warming trend? By the middle of this week it’s going to feel like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes — as high-temperatures push through the 60s. Some locations in the central and southern portion of the region may see temperatures that near 70 degrees. It will be a big change from Sunday morning lows, which started in the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Meet the candidates vying to challenge Rep. Reed in November

It’s election season … or rather, primary season for those vying to win the Democratic nomination and the chance to compete against Congressman Tom Reed in November’s election. Democrats are trying to build momentum against a representative in Reed that they say ‘does not represent the region’. While Republicans hold a significant advantage in the registered voter category – a... more

Snow showers possible with cooling temps, but long-term trend stays warm for FLX

There’s a slight risk for some snow showers on Friday, and then again Saturday night — but overall — the region will see colder weather return. However, it won’t stick around for long. Here’s a look at your weekend weather in the Finger Lakes. – Some mid-day snow showers will be possible on Friday, as temperatures fall through the 30s... more

Temperatures will warm into 40s, 50s for FLX; flooding risk remains ‘very’ minimal

Above average temperatures are on their way to the Finger Lakes. As we warm up during the second half of this week — some concerns have been raised about flooding. However, forecasters say that there won’t be enough rain, combined with the snowmelt that will be taking place — to worry about any major flooding. Some ponding in yards is... more

Helming hosts farm brewery roundtable in Albany

Senator Pam Helming, Senate Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, held a Farm Brewery Roundtable in Albany on Wednesday, January 31, drawing nearly 60 stakeholders from across New York to the State’s capital. Those in attendance included members of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, including Assemblywoman Woerner, Assemblyman Fitzpatrick, and Assemblyman Palmesano, as well as Senator Amedore.... more

PLANNING FORECAST: Temperatures will warm as the week progresses

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the first half of this week will be quiet, and cool, but changes are on the way. – By Wednesday temperatures will be moving through the 40s and into the low-50s. Those temperatures will continue on Thursday with high-temps pushing into the mid-50s for the Finger Lakes. – Rain enters the picture by late-week,... more

Watkins Glen man charged in trespassing incident

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 44-year-old resident following a trespassing incident. Richard J. Hagenow, of Watkins Glen was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and committed to the Schuyler County Jail. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court. The charges will be answered at a later date, according to the Watkins Glen PD. more

How do you like your organic in the Finger Lakes?

Can a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt be called “organic?” Is organic farming about more than eschewing synthetic pesticides? Those questions are at the root of debate raging in the organic produce industry. The debate recently heated up when the National Organic Standards Board (a group that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture) voted this fall... more

DEBRIEF: Unpacking school start times, tablets in prison, political appointments & Linden St. (podcast)

On Episode #18 of The Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate school start times, tablets in prison, the appointment of a deputy supervisor in Canandaigua, and a controversial property on Linden Street in Geneva. WATCH THE ENTIRE PODCAST BELOW OR LISTEN: more

FORECAST: Mixed precipitation possible throughout Saturday

The weekend weather will be active in the Finger Lakes. As temperatures rise into the upper-20s and low-30s, an outside chance of mixed precipitation will make its way into the Finger Lakes. Conditions will vary, but another round of general snow, like the one that arrived late-Friday is expected on Saturday. *** PLANNING FORECAST AT A GLANCE *** – Temperatures... more

O’Mara welcomes chance to pay tribute to ‘local heroes’

State Sen. Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) is seeking nominations for the New York State Senate’s “Veterans Hall of Fame,” an online tribute to the military and civilian lives of distinguished veterans from the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and throughout New York State. “So many veterans served our nation courageously and honorably, and then returned home to lift... more

Light snowfall expected throughout Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is going to be a little snowy. Local forecasters and the National Weather Service agree that as two systems work together around the Finger Lakes to bring snow. However, it won’t be a situation where the region will be buried in fresh snow. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil explains: The set up for Sunday is rather complex... more

Saturday forecast looks better than Sunday in FLX

Saturday and Sunday are going to be active weather days here in the Finger Lakes. While temperatures will moderate significantly from what the region experienced on Friday — it doesn’t mean the weather will be without winter headaches. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say that parts of the Central Finger Lakes will likely see 2 to 4 inches of... more
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