First Alert Weather: A fine start to the weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— After a few days with a hint of fall, we’re going back to summer this weekend.

A cool, northwesterly wind will shift to the south overnight as a warm front lifts through. But before that happens, our temperatures will drop into the lower 50s under a partly cloudy sky, making for another comfortable night for sleeping. Saturday will feature a fair amount of sun and dry weather. A balmy breeze will help to push up toward 80 by the afternoon. A slow-moving cold front will begin to draw closer overnight, increasing our clouds Saturday night. Saturday night will be a noticeably milder night, with temperatures holding in the mid and upper 60s. That cold front will begin to drop south from Lake Ontario on Sunday. While a good portion of the day will be dry, our rain chances will begin to go up during the afternoon and evening hours. If you’re making the trip to Orchard Park to see the Bills take on the Steelers for the home opener, it still isn’t a bad idea to pack a poncho, as we may see some showers moving in later in the game. Meteorologists Alex Bielfeld and Glenn Johnson will keep you updated on rain timing throughout the weekend.

The cold front slides through Monday morning, with any early showers ending, and a drier end to the day. We warm up again on Tuesday, with yet another cold front on Wednesday, with a better chance for area-wide showers or thunder. At this point, we should see a tranquil and dry end to the week, with warming temperatures once again.


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