FLX FORECAST: More rain, storms expected to end week

After intense flooding in the Southern Tier, Seneca, Schuyler, and Monroe counties – the region is left wondering if upcoming rainfall will leave more devastation behind. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says there is a slight, to moderate flood risk over the next 48 hours – but that any activity will be extremely localized. – A batch of area-wide showers... more

Chocolate milk sold in the FLX recalled by dairy farm

An Oneida County-based dairy is recalling some chocolate milk sold around Central New York, including several counties in the Finger Lakes. Stolzfus Family Dairy has recalled its Creamline chocolate milk because it was not properly pasteurized. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets says they have not received any reports of illnesses from the chocolate milk with container... more

Girl Scouts, alums invited to March in Women’s Day Parade at New York State Fair August 29th

Calling all Girl Scouts, alums, troops, leaders, volunteers and families! Come march with hundreds of your sisters and Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN), the regional Girl Scout Council, in the Women’s Day Parade at the Great New York State Fair on Wednesday, August 29th. It doesn’t matter what Council you belong to, or when you participated in the Girl... more

Syracuse University to enhance public safety at Carrier Dome

To provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite fan entry into the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University will implement a new clear bag policy and install new walkthrough metal detectors at the stadium. The Syracuse University Clear Bag Policy, which will go into effect with the start of the 2018 football season, limits the size and type of... more

Algae toxins found at low levels in Skaneateles Lake intake pipes

For the first time this year, algae toxins have been found in the city of Syracuse's water intake pipes in Skaneateles Lake. The levels are very low — at the threshold of detection — and none of the toxins are reaching drinking water, said officials from the state Department of Health. Samples taken Monday and Tuesday show 0.3 parts per... more

Humidity begins significant drop in FLX

Weather conditions across the Finger Lakes will be much nicer over the next few days thanks to an area of high pressure from Canada. Before this high arrives though, the low pressure system that brought yesterday’s rain and thunder is still our primary influencer today. This low is now situated well north into Canada with its cold front extending south... more

NWS issues warnings as strong storms move through FLX

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Ontario County as a storm slowly move through, dumping torrential rain with it. It comes with the larger threat of strong or severe thunderstorms, which will persist through the evening hours. The National Weather Service noted that a strong thunderstorm was producing very heavy rainfall, with over an inch of... more

Testing will determine if Skaneateles Lake algae is toxic

The algae bloom that turned up on a portion of Skaneateles Lake over the weekend is considered “harmful” according to testing done by the State Department of Environmental Conservation – however whether the algae produced any toxin is not yet known. The Skaneateles Lake Association posted the results from the DEC testing on its Facebook page. The DEC says samples... more

Humidity returns as heat advisories remain active

The National Weather Service says the new work week is going to start off hot and steamy. As result, a Heat Advisory has been issued until 9 pm on Saturday for most of the region. Those counties in the advisory include, Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Monroe. Temperatures will climb into the 90s, with heat indexes approaching the... more

Beautiful summer weekend in the FLX (forecast)

Sunshine will return to the Finger Lakes for the next few days as high pressure builds in. Skies are already sunny Saturday morning across the region. The sunshine will continue, though fair weather clouds will start to bubble up later on this morning. This afternoon, a couple of widely isolated showers may pop up as the clouds grow. Almost all... more

Cuomo campaign to donate maximum to Balter for Congress

As Dana Balter aims to unseat U.S. Rep. John Katko in the 24th Congressional District race, she will receive a large donation from New York’s top Democrat. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign will donate $2,700 — the maximum amount allowed for a federal office — to Balter’s campaign. She is one of 10 New York House candidates who will receive funds... more

Katko eyes solution to address mental health care provider shortage

The co-chairs of the Mental Health Caucus in Congress have proposed legislation to address the lack of mental health care providers in many parts of the country. U.S. Reps. John Katko and Grace Napolitano introduced a bill that would establish a loan repayment program for mental health care professionals who work in a region where there’s a provider shortage. The... more

FLX FORECAST: Drying out and getting comfortable this weekend

It should be a mostly pleasant weekend here in the Finger Lakes, as things stay mainly dry and comfortable. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that Saturday should remain mostly dry with a slight chance for a few showers during the afternoon. “Any given shower should not last in a single location more than 15-30 minutes. Showers will dissipate as... more

Rep. John Katko drafting ‘red flag’ bill to remove guns from dangerous people

U.S. Rep. John Katko will unveil legislation in the next few days to encourage states to adopt so-called “red flag” laws, which would establish a process for confiscating guns from individuals considered threats to themselves or others. Katko, R-Camillus, announced his plan during a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday night. The specifics of the bill weren’t immediately available, but he... more

Soaking showers and thunderstorms bringing much needed rain to FLX

The National Weather Service says that scattered showers and thunderstorms this week will help ease some of the rainfall concerns that have persisted over the last several weeks. The dry pattern that has locked itself over the Finger Lakes comes to an end this week with a daily threat for rainfall in some capacity. That rainfall will likely peak on... more

Forecast this week shares similarities to ‘historic’ one from 2006, says weather service

The predicted convergence of two weather systems in the Eastern U.S. this week looks a lot like the late June 2006 deluge that caused widespread flooding in Upstate New York, the National Weather Service said. The position of the sprawling systems most closely resembles the pattern in 2006 that dumped nearly a foot of rain in the Catskills, the weather... more

RAIN ARRIVES: Region sees much needed rainfall

The Finger Lakes is going to get some much needed rain this weekend after a comfortable, cloudy day on Saturday. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the excessively warm weather should be over for the time being, but the big change will come in precipitation. Rain is expected to overtake the region late-Saturday – beginning around 7 pm. He says... more

Parts of region elevated to drought status after prolonged dry pattern

The Finger Lakes region is getting closer to ‘drought’ status, as we approach the end of July. The most-recent update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the region is listed as ‘abnormally dry’, which is not technically considered a drought. However, areas along Lake Ontario have now crept into the system – being classified as ‘Level 1’... more
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