Potential Christmas Eve storm on the radar

Christmas is still a week away, but the weather hype is already flying faster than Santa’s reindeer. The center of focus is on the potential for some active weather on Christmas Eve.It seems likely that some sort of storm will impact our area on or around Christmas Eve. A storm system that will stay well to our south on Monday and Tuesday will set the stage for a strong storm on Christmas Eve.The key will be how low pressure over the Deep South interacts with the first storm and low pressure over the Midwest. If the southern and northern parts of the storm combine to our west, we are in for a warm, wet and very windy Christmas eve. If the storms stay separate, a whole host of other uncertainties pop up, but we could probably expect some sort of mixed precipitation or snow event.What exactly we can expect may not become clear until the first storm moves off the North Carolina coast on Tuesday.Here’s your local forecast for the weekend in the Finger Lakes:Rest of TodayCloudy. Scattered flurries. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.TonightCloudy. Near steady temperatures in the mid 20s. Light northwest winds.SaturdayCloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. Light winds.Saturday NightCloudy. Lows ranging from the lower 20s on the hilltops to the mid 20s across the lower elevations. Light winds.SundayMostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. Light winds.Sunday NightMostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.MondayMostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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