First Alert Weather: A mild night, and some fall thunder Thursday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Our sky will remain partly to mostly cloudy overnight, with a balmy breeze and temperatures only dropping into the lower half of the 50s, which is about 10 degrees milder than our average low temperature for mid to late October.

We’ll squeeze out one more mild day on Thursday, with highs back into the mid to upper 60s, but it’ll come with some rain. Morning showers will end, and we’ll see a lull in any activity through midday. A cold front will arrive with another round of scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. A few of these storms may produce gusty winds and pea-sized hail, but the severe threat is fairly low. This round of rain will move out Thursday night, leaving us with a mainly dry but mostly cloudy Friday. But Friday will have a much different feel to it, with temperatures dropping back through the 50s.

The weekend doesn’t look bad at all, especially for late October. Highs over the weekend will struggle into the lower 50s, and we’ll see a few brief lake rain showers or graupel showers, but a good portion of the weekend will be dry. So, if you’re hoping to get outdoors and do some pumpkin picking, we’re looking pretty good.

Temperatures will remain a little cooler than average into early next week, before another little warmup with highs likely getting back into the 60s for the middle to end of next week.


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