First Alert Weather: A little wintry weather Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We expect a couple of days of unseasonably cold weather and it has been cold enough for some lake snow showers today.

Thus far, there have been reports of little or no accumulation. However, the wind is in the process of shifting more to the southwest and this will bring more snow showers off Lake Erie this evening. Again, most of us will see little or no accumulation, but portions of Wyoming and Genesee County may see an inch or two during the overnight. The temperature tonight will fall into the low to mid-20s.

Wednesday a weak weather disturbance will approach Western New York from the Ohio Valley. As a result, we will go from localized lake effect snow to a more general widespread snowfall tomorrow. This is not a great concern for the News10NBC First Alert meteorologists because it will not last long and it will be very light. Look for light snow and flurries to develop early to mid-morning tomorrow and continue off and on until the middle of the afternoon. We expect just a small accumulation with most spots seeing less than an inch, but the Bristol Hills could measure an inch or two. Again, the very chilly weather continues with readings only in the low to mid-30s.

When we look at the end of the week it appears we will go from one season to another season very quickly. Winds will turn more to the southwest in advance of a low-pressure system moving towards the great lakes. The temperature will rise into the mid-40s by Friday with a late-day rain shower possible. Another deepening storm will strengthen quickly and move from Oklahoma and cut across the upper Mississippi Valley. This second storm will also end up near the great lakes by Saturday. Rochester will be on the warm side of both of these storms. As a result, rain showers are likely again on Saturday with the temperature rising into the low 60s! The start of the weekend has the potential for near-record warmth as the temperature could end up near the record of 67 degrees set back in 1911.

As we head into Sunday, we will follow the pattern that has been repeated many times this season. You can expect another rapid change in the temperature by Sunday with the mercury falling into the 30s with gusty winds to finish the weekend.

Looking beyond the weekend and into next week there is no sign of any significant winter weather.

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