Frigid in the Finger Lakes later this week

The biggest weather story of this upcoming work week will be the temperatures.

While the recent snowfall that came Sunday and Monday reminded us that December isn’t always 40-something degrees — highs will struggle to reach 20 degrees by Thursday and Friday.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, of FLX Weather says that “Thursday night is when the bottom really falls out, with the potential for widespread temperatures below zero. Some of the typically colder areas across the Southern Tier could see morning lows Friday as cold as 15 degrees. High temperatures Friday afternoon will again be in the teens.”

He pointed out over the weekend that temperatures and weather systems will create a rollercoaster ride effect for those living in the Finger Lakes the next few weeks. As temperatures rise back into the 30s and 40 this weekend after the two-day cold rush — another shot of bitter cold air is expected next week.

This rollercoaster effect will create the potential for lake effect snows. While there isn’t anything specifically forecasted by the National Weather Service at this time — the risk will remain there for those living in lake snow areas.

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