First Alert Forecast: Generally, quiet winter week ahead

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — After another cold start across the region for this Sunday, a milder afternoon is expected. Temperatures this afternoon will reach the mid and low 30s with plenty of sunshine.

High pressure is in firm control of our weather and will keep us on the dry and seasonable side through today and tomorrow. Things will turn a little unsettled later this week as a couple Alberta Clippers swing through, but nothing significant is expected at this time. Temperatures tomorrow may make their way near 40 in the afternoon with sunshine before clouds arrive late.

For Tuesday, an area of low pressure will spin off the East Coast. This will not bring us any significant weather locally, but we will see a bit of interaction with Lake Ontario which will pop up an isolated snow shower across our region. Then our first of two Alberta Clippers move sin for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. This first one is weak and not much is expected with a few rain/snow showers Wednesday afternoon before snow showers for Thursday as cooler air moves in. Little to no accumulation is expected with this first clipper, but a stronger one will be right on its heels for Friday and Saturday. This one will have more of an impact, but no large and widespread impacts are expected. this one is a bit more potent and has the opportunity to drop some light accumulations locally Friday afternoon and into Saturday. This one will also have a stronger cold air push with colder weather expected for next weekend as temperatures drop back into the 20s and teens.

One thing to watch out for will be for Valentine’s Day next week. models are still quiet on this, but as mentioned yesterday the atmospheric dynamics are favorable for something to try and swing along the the East Coast or just inland for impacts locally. Something to monitor moving forward and the First Alert Weather Team will continue to keep you up do date on the latest with that.


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