First Alert Weather: 90-degree heat does not last, for now
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Wednesday makes four days this season that Rochester has reached 90 degrees or higher.
The average summer season brings 9 or 10 days of 90-degree weather. As usual, it is a combination of the heat and humidity that makes it feel so uncomfortable and at the highest point today the heat index was in the middle 90s. However, a cold front will cross the area, from west to east, overnight. This will knock down the heat considerably over the next 24 hours.
Tonight, as the cold front crosses Western New York, there is the chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm. These storms could be on the strong side as they cross into Buffalo, but they should weaken considerably as they reach Rochester by the middle to late evening. At this time, no severe weather is expected and, as a result, the News 10NBC alert status will remain green for the overnight. The low temperature will only fall into the lower 70s.
Thursday will bring partial sunshine with just the chance of an isolated thundershower. It will be breezy with much less heat expected. The high temperature will be near 85 degrees. Friday will feature more sunshine and mainly dry conditions with a high temperature in the upper 80s. Your weekend will start with more heat as the temperature climbs back into the lower 90s. Look for a better chance of showers and thunderstorms by Sunday. The temperature will then lower into the middle 80s.
Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert for the latest updates on the forecast.