First Alert Forecast: A picture perfect Sunday before a little uncomfortable and unsettled early this week

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ROCHESTER, N.Y, (WHEC) – It was a cool start for us this morning as temperatures dropped into the low 50s and mid 40s for some!

We were close to the record here in Rochester of 48, but we didn’t quite make it with a low of 49. Don’t worry though, the cool weather will go away quickly with abundant sunshine today as highs make their way near 80 degrees. A wonderful afternoon is expected today, but for any outdoor plans be sure to grab the sunglasses and sunscreen as the UV index will be at a value of eight.

Temperatures will begin to heat up on Monday as highs return to the upper 80s and near 90 degrees. Dew points will also begin to creep up late as a warm front lifts through, which means that the air conditioning will likely be turned on sometime tomorrow afternoon.

This warm front will set the stage for thunderstorms on Tuesday. There is an opportunity for a strong storm or two locally, but the timing of the cold front will limit the building of thunderstorm energy. The cold front as of now looks to swing through during the middle of the day as opposed to the late evening like our past severe weather events. This will limit the energy for severe thunderstorm growth.

Now, a storm or two could pack gusty winds, but widespread damaging severe weather is not expected at this time. Behind this front, temperatures will remain seasonable until we warm up next weekend, and dew points will once again drop.

High pressure will also move back in across our region and keep us rather dry through the remainder of the week. Not much rain is expected out of Tuesday’s cold front either as we are only expected a tenth to a quarter of an inch for many with isolated locations seeing near half an inch. Our next opportunity for rain will come late next weekend with thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon.


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