First Alert Forecast: Yellow Alert: hot and humid with storms Sunday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – As promised, it’s been a hot weekend with highs reaching into the 90s on Saturday. Outside of an isolated storm Saturday night, we’ll see a partly cloudy sky and mild night, as temperatures will struggle to drop below 70. We’ll be tracking the remnants of a weakening convective complex Sunday morning that may bring a shower or storm to the area, but should be just garden variety. If you have tickets to Bills camp at St. John Fisher University, you’ll want to pay attention to the forecast, as the risk of a storm is possible at camp. First Alert Meteorologist Alex Bielfeld will have updates and track any storms first thing Sunday morning on News10NBC at 6.
Sunday will be another hot and much more humid day, with highs near 90, and dew points into the 70s. This will make it feel more like the mid, maybe upper 90s. We’ll see less sun, but still have plenty of instability around with this heat and humidity. A Yellow Alert is up on Sunday for the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms, in addition to the heat and humidity.
The afternoon may see a few isolated strong storms developing. The coverage of these should be fairly localized, but any storm that does develop may produce very heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and some small hail. We’ll see a better chance for more widespread storms later in the evening and first part of the overnight, as a cold front approaches. You’ll see a better chance of getting a storm later in the evening, with much more widespread coverage.
Again, the risk for severe weather will continue into Sunday night with this front. In addition to gusty winds, a few storms may rotate, with a tornado or two not out of the question. Keep an eye to the sky if outdoors on Sunday afternoon and evening, and have a way to get severe weather alerts by downloading the First Alert Weather to your smart phone. First Alert meteorologists Alex Bielfeld and Stacey Pensgen will have all your updates this weekend.
Milder and more comfortable air will return later Monday and into Tuesday, before turning a little warmer with a few storms again by later Wednesday and Thursday.