The Finger Lakes region will see a little bit of accumulating snow over the next 36 hours, but it won’t be anything like the winter storm that impacted us earlier this week.
That’s for a couple reasons. First off, forecasters have not been fooled by this system. The track of the last storm proved to be different than models suggested, which threw off accumulation totals by a significant amount in the Finger Lakes. Second, it’s clear that this system is staying far enough away to ensure light amounts of snow.
FLXWeather.com Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that the region could see 1-3 inches. Locations in the western Finger Lakes, like Victor or Canandaigua will see the least – with locations like Ithaca and Cortland seeing the most. If you travel down into the Binghamton area – around 5-6 inches of snow could be possible.
Behind that will be some lake effect snow, which will impact the typical locations. Those who live in the northern portions of Cayuga, Wayne, and Monroe counties will likely see some additional accumulation. But nothing that they wouldn’t expect at this point in winter.
Montreuil says there’s a pattern change coming, though. And that means significantly warmer temperatures next week. We could potentially be seeing sunshine and mid-40s if the forecast holds up.
[Read Time- 2:21] After light snow with few impacts today, steadier snow with some accumulation will move in for tonight and very early Friday.
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