One last time… 60º today in the FLX

A storm system over the Midwest is sucking warm air up from the south over the eastern part of the nation.The system and its front are still well to our west, so we should enjoy mostly sunny skies today. With a mild start and continuous southerly winds, temperatures will rise into the low and mid 60s this afternoon.Temperatures overnight will be mild and should be around 50º until the front comes through. Once it does, temperatures will quickly drop into the low 40s. The front should be about half way across the Finger Lakes at 7am tomorrow. From there, we will have a slow slide into the upper 30s by sunset as the arctic air mass settles in.Once this arctic air mass extends its icy grip to our region, it will settle in for a prolonged, possibly historic stretch of cold for the eastern 2/3rds of the nation. Many locations in the Midwest and Plains may see air so cold that it erases what has so far been a slightly warmer than normal November and turns it into the coldest in 50 years.For us, the cold will not be quite that intense, but highs will be stuck in the 30s well into next week, if not beyond. The trick to the forecast over the coming week will be when and where it may snow.Some lake effect off of Lake Erie may impact the Finger Lakes on Thursday, followed by some activity off Lake Ontario Friday and Saturday. A weak system is possible on Sunday with a general, light snow but confidence on that remains low.For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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