First Alert Weather: Brief sign of spring this week

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — With snow squalls and near-record cold, it is safe to say March is going out like a lion!

Lake effect snow showers will continue overnight, with most spots seeing just a dusting to less than 1" of accumulation by morning. But, with the setting sun, we’ll see some slick spots on roads, driveways and sidewalks. It’ll be another chilly night, with lows dipping into the teens again.

We’ll start Tuesday off with some flurries, but those will give way to some afternoon sun as high pressure builds in and finally shuts down the lake effect. Highs on Tuesday will remain on the cold side, but at least we should make it into the 30s, and likely above freezing. Our next storm system will begin to move in on Wednesday. With a cold start to the day, we’ll likely see a light wintry mix before temperatures rise above freezing. At this point, the timing of the mix, combined with the light nature of it should limit any impacts on roads.

Temperatures rising into the 40s late will continue their ascent into Thursday. In fact, Thursday will be the lone day that will look and feel like spring this week, as highs surge into the 60s. Some showers are likely, with some rumbles of thunder possible as we’ll be in the warm sector of that next storm system. Colder air begins to filter back in by Friday, dropping our daytime temperatures back into the lower half of the 40s by Friday and into the weekend.

Overall, our cooler than average weather pattern will persist into at least the first part of April. But outside of any light snow showers or mix, we don’t have any major storms on the horizon.


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