First Alert Forecast: Relief is on the Way

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Today makes seven days this season with 90 degrees or higher for Rochester. The heat index, which is a combination of the temperature and humidity, was as high as 97 degrees in the afternoon. This tropical air will last another 36 hours, before the dew point begins to fall later Tuesday. There is a very slow-moving cold front located in the central great lakes that is the focus of our relief. This front will usher in cooler and drier conditions through the middle of the week.

Tonight will be a continuation of the very muggy weather. Look for hazy skies and the temperature only falling into the lower 70s. Monday should bring a better chance of passing showers and thunderstorms. Any storms could produce local amounts of torrential rain. It will still feel rather sultry with the high temperature in the upper 80s. Tuesday a cold front will slowly move across Western New York and this will lower the humidity by the afternoon. Expect a small chance of a shower or thundershower in the morning. The temperature will be more reasonable with the mercury rising into the upper 70s.

The remainder of the week should be much more comfortable with lower humidity and comfortable temperatures. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will feature more sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s on Wednesday and Thursday. You can expect even cooler weather by Friday with the temperature only in the middle 70s.

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