First Alert Forecast: We Enjoy the Nice Weather, But Western New York Needs the Rain

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – A sprawling high-pressure system continues to be anchored over the entire Great Lakes and northern New England states. This has produced lower temperatures and humidity the last few days, but that is about to change. As the center of the system moves east of Rochester, a more southerly wind will develop for Monday and Tuesday. This will usher in more heat and humidity which will bring more uncomfortable weather to Western New York for the next 48 hours. The higher humidity also brings a greater chance of rain.

Tonight will feature a pleasant end to the weekend with mainly clear skies and comfortable temperatures. It will not be as cool as last night with the temperature falling to within a few degrees of 60. Monday you can expect partial sunshine and it will be noticeably warmer with the high temperature in the upper 80s. As the humidity increases so does the chance of rain. Tuesday you can expect partial sunshine with the chance of a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm. At this time, the News 10NBC First Alert meteorologists do not expect any severe weather during the day on Tuesday, but stronger storms are possible in the eastern Finger Lakes through the afternoon. However, this is some needed rain. Since June 1st Rochester is in a rainfall deficit with precipitation running at almost 2.25 inches below normal.

A cold front is expected to cross the area on Wednesday which will bring in some cooler, drier weather. Wednesday and Thursday should bring partial sunshine and the temperature for both days in the upper 70s.

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