Warm, mostly sunny day for Eclipse Day 2017; Tuesday looks unsettled

Eclipse Day is here. People have been planning their entire schedule’s around it — and while those in the Finger Lakes won’t see a complete eclipse — there will still be something interesting to see with a significant portion of the sun getting covered up in the afternoon. The next total solar eclipse won’t come until April 8th, 2024, which... more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday’s $535 million jackpot?

Can you feel the excitement as the Powerball jackpot grows to the fifth largest ever? Here are Wednesday’s winning numbers: 17-19-39-43-68, Powerball: 13, PowerPlay: 4X The estimated jackpot is $535 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $338.8 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Here’s a toast to China: FLX international exports Finger Lakes wines

A father and son duo, Lance and Matthew McFetridge, are making their love of the Finger Lakes, of the wines produced there, and their connections to the Far East a new business opportunity. Working with local wineries, Keuka Spring, McGregor Vineyard, Fox Run, Boundary Breaks, and Red Newt Cellars, the McFetridges are making sure the region is represented in the... more

Quiet midweek weather for the Finger Lakes

A new area of high pressure will build into the Finger Lakes on Wednesday, resulting in another couple days of sunny, dry weather.  First, though, fog and some low clouds are in place early this morning in the wake of yesterday’s storm system and rain. Some of the fog may be locally dense this morning, so be on the lookout... more

Slight chance of showers on Tuesday; weather improves throughout week

This week is going to look and feel like late-summer. Temperatures will be steady and comfortable throughout the week. Especially after Tuesday. There will be a slight risk of a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon hours, but according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil that risk will be minimal. Instead, the region will see warming temperatures and mostly dry... more

A tribute to Coach Mac on Friday at Syracuse University (full coverage)

In the 1980s, Coach Richard “Dick” MacPherson breathed new life into the Syracuse University football program. He confidently built teams that competed in several bowl games (including the 1987 Sugar Bowl), posted an undefeated regular season, and notched stunning victories against top-ranked teams such as No. 1 ranked Nebraska and West Virginia. Much of that magic happened in the University’s... more

Marginal risk for storms on Friday; weekend will remain mostly-dry

Don’t expect Friday to be a washout. In fact, don’t expect any day this weekend to be a washout in the Finger Lakes. The National Weather Service says that showers and thunderstorms will develop on Friday. Especially during the afternoon hours. Those showers and thunderstorms, though, as has been common all summer — will have the slight risk for strong... more

Thursday will be warm, sunny; weekend forecast improving

The remainder of the week, including the weekend — shows an improving forecast, according to the National Weather Service and Finger Lakes Weather. Both forecasters agree that while there’s a risk for some showers or thunderstorms on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — a large portion of those days will be spent dry, and without rain. Outdoor plans should be just... more

Sunny weather will dominate remainder of FLX work week

Temperatures will soar back to ‘normal’ ranges on Wednesday and Thursday, which could make them choice days of the week — for getting outside and doing something in the Finger Lakes. Fair weather clouds, mostly-sunny conditions, and temperatures at or above 80 degrees means ideal weather for almost anything in the region for mid-summer status. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montrueil... more

Schumer urges FEMA to approve disaster aid for Lake Ontario flooding

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve New York's request for a major disaster declaration — a move that would allow federal aid for Cayuga County and other communities affected by flooding along Lake Ontario. Schumer, D-N.Y., met with FEMA Administrator Brock Long Thursday and urged the agency to sign off on... more

Police: Auburn man used retired patrol car to impersonate police in Syracuse

An Auburn man was arrested last month for impersonating an officer in Syracuse, police said. According to the Syracuse Police Department, 21-year-old Anthony Wagner was involved in a dispute with some motorcyclists July 22 when he activated a light bar on the roof of his car — a retired black and white patrol car. While the police decals had been... more

Monday will not be a washout, forecasters say

The weather system that was expected to bring a shot of rain to the region on Monday is now going to stay far enough away that it should only result in a few showers during the afternoon, according to forecasters. The latest information from the National Weather Service suggests that while it will be a mostly cloudy day, with an... more

Weekend weather in recovery mode after stormy Friday

The chaos of Friday’s weather across the Finger Lakes is behind us, and the forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks more like late-summer than mid-summer. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that gusty winds will be seen throughout the region on Saturday. The winds will usher in cooler, fall-feeling air that will only allow temperatures to top out around 70... more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Finger Lakes (full-coverage)

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire region until 9 pm. This watch means that thunderstorms developing this afternoon are capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and significant rainfall. Check out the latest radar below and tune to the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center for up-to-the-minute updates. Click here for the latest from the National Weather... more

Forecast warm, stormy for Thursday and Friday

The heat is on for the Finger Lakes for the next two days. A surprise shot of rain for a large part of the Finger Lakes late-Wednesday night provided some relief from the heat that has been present all week. While our official stretch of dry weather was broken last night, there are two solid days remaining in the forecast... more

Medical marijuana growing facility originally planned for Seneca County opening downstate

A company that sought to establish a medical marijuana growing facility in Seneca County has been awarded a manufacturing license, but its operation will open in another New York county. Citiva Medical is one of five companies that have been authorized by the state Department of Health to grow and distribute medical marijuana. The agency announced the new licenses Tuesday.... more

Summer heat continues this week, significant cool off coming this weekend

As pointed out in the last few updates by forecasters, this week could be the last shot of summer-like air that the region experiences through the middle of the month. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, temperatures will soar through the remainder of the week — but big changes are coming this weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to... more

Forecasters say don’t get used to warm, dry weather

The reality of this summer has been rainy, cool temperatures — with very few breaks of “true” summer weather. As pointed out in Monday’s update, the forecast for this week looks good — with only isolated chances of showers and storms. Temperatures are expected to continue trending in the 80s, with plenty of sunshine. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says... more
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