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JANUARY THAW: Brief cool down coming this weekend, even warmer next week

Fans of outdoor winter activities won’t be too happy about recent forecasts for the next week, or two.

According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, it might not be until the end of the January when the Finger Lakes sees a return to colder, more winter like weather. He notes that, “Clouds, rain, and the approaching cold front will limit how much warmer it gets today. Most areas can expect to add a few degrees throughout the course of the day. Areas further northwest, such as Rochester and Geneseo, may already be near their daily highs in the mid 50s.”

The cold front that will move through the area today will bring temperatures back down into the 30s for this weekend. That said, another warm up is coming. This one will stick around for a longer period of time, too. According to Montreuil, most days next week will be spent in the 40s and 50s.

It’ll be a rainy and windy Thursday. “Rain amounts will exceed a half inch for many areas, but most places will not see more than an inch. This should keep the flooding risk low, though localized problems could develop if any ice jams form on area streams and rivers,” Montrueil noted in his forecast.

Wind gusts in excess of 40 mph are possible this afternoon. However, it doesn’t appear as though the National Weather Service is going to issue any advisories at this time. Stay tuned throughout the afternoon for the latest, though.
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