First Alert Weather: A cool week ahead

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Our first full week of Fall will have a noticeable fall feel to it, with temperatures just slightly below average.

The average high at this time in Rochester is in the upper 60s, and for the most part, we’ll hold about 5 degrees cooler than that much of this week for highs. The details: A trough in place over the Northeast won’t budge much at all this week. We’ll see a partly cloudy sky overnight, with lows dipping into the mid-40s near Rochester, and lower 40s south. Wednesday will see a good deal of sun thanks to high pressure over the Great Lakes, but cool air aloft will allow some lake effect rain showers to develop, mainly east of Rochester. We’ll continue with a few passing showers Wednesday night into Thursday, before milder air moves in aloft, shutting down any shower activity. Highs on Wednesday will reach the mid-60s, with lower 60s on Thursday. Thursday should be the coolest day of the bunch, before a little warmup this weekend.

The weekend: the weekend will feature a warm-up, but also a return to some rain. At this point, Saturday will flirt with 70, with dry air through later in the afternoon. Showers will be knocking on our door Saturday evening, and likely last off and on through Sunday, even into the start of the new workweek.

Next week: there are signs that the cooler fall air may lose some of its grip next week, with temperatures a bit more seasonable, if not slightly above. So, if you’re not fully ready for fall air yet, next week maybe for you.


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