First Alert Weather: Blue skies and mild air for St. Patrick’s Day

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The sun was a little reluctant early but made a full return on Wednesday, and we’ll keep that trend going into Thursday.

The sky will remain partly cloudy to mainly clear tonight, followed by a mostly sunny sky Thursday. That means lots of blue, on a day that is typically defined by lots of green! Temperatures will climb quickly into the 60s, with some spots flirting with 70 away from Lake Ontario.

Speaking of which, temperatures will once again remain cooler right along the immediate lakeshore, but most of our area will enjoy an afternoon in the 60s. Our next storm system will be knocking on our door on Friday, but much of the day remains nice. Highs will drop back into the 50s by Friday afternoon, with clouds on the increase, but any showers should hold off until late in the evening and overnight.

This next storm system will be a "mild" one for us, meaning we’ll see mostly rain. Saturday won’t be a great day to get outdoors. Despite temperatures in the upper 50s, we’ll see frequent rain showers and periods of rain throughout the day. Wet weather will taper on Sunday, but temperatures will drop back into the 40s.

A few wet snow showers are possible later Sunday before the precipitation ends altogether. Little to no snow accumulation is expected.

Fairly quiet and seasonable weather will return into the first half of next week, with highs in the 40s along with some sun Monday and Tuesday.


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