First Alert Weather: April showers on the way this week

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The end to the weekend will be a cool and unsettled one with rain and snow showers. Mixed showers will continue this morning before giving way to drier weather and some sunshine late this afternoon. No snow accumulation is expected, nor are issues to roadways as snow melts on contact.

Keep the umbrella with you though as we remain unsettled for the majority of the day. Also, keep the jacket with you as we will be on the chilly side. Temperatures this afternoon will be on the cool side as they only reach the mid and low 40s. It will also be a bit breezy with gusts near 25mph possible, which means it will feel a bit cooler with wind chills in the 30s. After a cold day today, temperatures really begin to warm up starting tomorrow. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 50s, near 60, before making their way into the mid and upper 60s by Wednesday. Although we will be mild, we will remain unsettled with numerous rain chances this week.

A dissipating cold front approaches Monday evening with a few showers overnight and into Tuesday. After a slight chance for a shower Tuesday, the sun returns for the afternoon and for first pitch at the Red Wings’ home opener Tuesday evening. Another round of showers will be on the heels of Tuesday morning as our rain chances increase Wednesday and Thursday. We will be tracking a greater chance for widespread rain as a warm front sits over us. This will keep us on the mild side, but on the wet side with widespread rain likely Wednesday and Thursday.

Low pressure over the Central US will then move to our north and sit there for Easter weekend which means we will once again cool down. After temperatures above average through the majority of this week, we will turn much cooler next weekend as high temperatures drop into the 40s once again. As far as rain, by the time this week is over, we could be looking at rainfall totals through the week near and inch with localized amounts near or over 1.5." No flooding is expected, but something to monitor as we continue to push through the month of April.