First Alert Forecast: Much needed rain moves out, heat and humidity move in
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – We promised rain for everybody, and Mother Nature delivered!
Most of the area picked up anywhere from a half inch of rain in the Finger Lakes, to an inch and a half west of Rochester. The rain comes to an end tonight, and we’ll see a clearing sky as a bubble of high pressure moves in.
Our next weather story will be the building heat. Tuesday will see highs in the upper 80s, with lower 90s expected on Wednesday. It’ll be muggy, with dew points well into the 60s, but this should keep us below heat advisory criteria. Still, it’ll be uncomfortable for a few days.
A cold front swinging through will clear the hottest air by Thursday, but we’ll remain warm and a bit muggy through the end of the week.
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As far as additional rain goes, we’ll see an isolated storm on Tuesday afternoon, with a few storms possible late Wednesday into Thursday as our cold front crosses. The timing of the cold front moving through late Wednesday isn’t the best for severe storms. While we may see an isolated strong storm Wednesday night, we should miss the majority of any severe weather.
Because of this, we’re green on the First Alert Threat Tracker into the weekend.