First Alert Weather: Air conditioning will be at a premium for the holiday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A ridge of high pressure will gradually build into the great lakes for the remainder of the holiday weekend.

This will bring increasing amounts of heat and humidity for the next few days. As a result, a southerly wind will push the temperature from below-average readings to above-average temperatures over the next 48 hours.

Tonight, look for patchy clouds to give way to clearing skies. There could be some patchy valley fog developing south of Rochester overnight. The temperature will fall into the low to middle 50s. Then you could say that Sunday sounds like near-perfect weather.

The forecast calls for more sunshine and a continuation of lower humidity. The high temperature is expected in the upper 70s, but a little cooler near Lake Ontario. Then the heat and humidity will build in for Memorial Day. Monday will feature more sunshine, more humidity, and a high temperature in the upper 80s.

Tuesday will likely be the hottest day of the week with a high temperature near 90 degrees. Expect hazy skies and lots of humidity for the balance of the day. Wednesday a front will approach from the north and, although it may not cross the area, it will bring slightly less heat with an increasing chance of a passing shower or thundershower. The humidity will still be rather high, but the temperature will fall back into the lower to middle 80s. More substantial relief is expected by Thursday with much cooler and drier weather as the temperature falls into the lower 70s.

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