First Alert Weather: A bit of mild air before a bitter blast returns

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We felt the warmest air since Jan. 1 on Wednesday, making it into the mid to upper 40s at the Rochester Airport, and some towns hitting the lower 50s.

That certainly helped to melt at least a little of the snow that has been built up on sidewalks and roads. A weak cold front moving through tonight will slowly drop us into the 30s once again, and keep us there on Thursday. It’ll be cold enough aloft for some lake-enhanced snow showers. Much like Monday, we’ll see scattered snow showers that will coat the ground at times but expect little additional accumulation. Winds will also be busy, gusting to 30 mph at times.

Then we get another surge of milder air on Friday ahead of our next clipper. Highs should reach into the lower 40s with rain showers moving in by afternoon and evening. Friday will also be a windy day, with some gusts again in the 30-35 mph range. Rain showers mix with snow showers late Friday into Friday night as temperatures slowly begin to drop off.

We’ll wake up on Saturday with temperatures at or above freezing, but that’ll do it for the rest of the day, with temperatures steadily dropping into the 20s by evening with some lake snow showers developing.

Cold will be the weather story for the weekend. Lows Saturday and Sunday nights will drop into the single digits, with Monday morning’s lows flirting with zero. Sunday’s highs will hold in the teens. We won’t recover much on Monday, but we should make it back into the 20s with a few lake flurries for Valentine’s Day. After this most recent blast of cold air, we’ll start to feel some moderation and milder air working in again by mid to late week next week.

At this point, we see no major storms to bring us high, or even moderate impact weather in the foreseeable future.


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