First Alert Forecast: Looking for Rain in Western New York

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The month of August is picking up where we left off at the end of July. It is still seasonably warm with little or no rain in the immediate area for most of this Monday. Drought-like conditions continue for most of Western New York as July was the fifth consecutive month with below-normal precipitation. There is some spotty rain in the forecast, but total rainfall for any one community will be very limited and will probably do little to elevate the dry conditions.

Tonight look for the chance of a passing shower or thundershower. It will be a muggy night with a low temperature in the upper 60s. Wednesday a cold front will pass over the area which will knock down some of the heat and humidity. There could be a morning shower, but it will turn more comfortable with the high temperature in the upper 70s. Skies will clear for the late afternoon and evening with more sunshine expected by Wednesday. However, once again the heat will return with the high temperature near 90 degrees. Thursday could be the hottest day of the week and this in concert with the humidity, will make it very uncomfortable. The heat index is expected to be near 100 degrees on Thursday. Then late afternoon will bring an increasing chance of a shower or thunderstorm and that chance of rain will continue into Thursday evening. It should turn more comfortable again by Friday as the heat and humidity fall.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert for any updates on the forecast.