First Alert Weather: A few showers this weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Our first weekend of fall will look and feel a bit like fall. Imagine that!

High pressure overhead Friday night and Saturday morning will keep our sky mostly clear tonight and early Saturday. It’ll be a cool start to the weekend, with temperatures starting off in the upper 40s in the Finger Lakes, and lower 50s closer to Rochester and Lake Ontario.

Most of Saturday is dry, but clouds will thicken ahead of a cold front, with a few showers arriving by dinner-time. Highs on Saturday should make it into the lower 70s.

Any showers will end overnight, with a clearing sky once again. Cooler air aloft will allow another round of lake effect rain showers east of both lakes. This means a few showers are possible in the Buffalo area Sunday morning if you’re planning on heading to Orchard Park for the Bills game. A few pop-up showers are possible in the Finger Lakes Sunday late morning into the early afternoon, but most of the area should be dry. Highs on Sunday will be a bit cooler, in the mid-60s.

Speaking of cooler, that will be our temperature trend for much of next week. Highs will hold in the mid-60s much of the time, with a good deal of sunshine and mainly dry weather through much of next week. One thing that will need to be watched is the potential for a disturbance along the east coast that may spread some showers into WNY by late next week. For now, though, the forecast remains dry.


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