First Alert Weather: Classic fall weekend, plus an early Halloween outlook

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — If you love pumpkin spice, apples and everything fall, you’ve been waiting for our weather this weekend.

Gone are the days that have felt more like summer than fall. A partially clearing sky will help temperatures to drop into the upper 30s away from Lake Ontario by early Saturday morning. If you have temperature-sensitive plants that have been enjoying lots of time outdoors, you may want to bring them inside tonight. Widespread frost isn’t expected, but tropical plants won’t fare well in the 30s. Saturday will feature a mostly cloudy sky, temperatures near 50 and a better chance for some afternoon showers. So, if you want to get outside, the morning looks like the driest time of the day.

Showers exit and Sunday should see some sun to start, but that will be short-lived. A few showers develop during the afternoon, with widespread showers and light rain developing Sunday night and into Monday. This will be the start of what will likely be a very active weather week next week.

Light rain on Monday will linger into Tuesday before tapering Wednesday morning. But, another wave originating from the Pacific Northwest will impact the Great Lakes and Northeast on Thursday, with another round of rain, tapering into Friday.

Halloween forecast: It is still quite early, so be ready for some changes. But, at this early vantage point, Halloween may feature temperatures in the lower 50s (upper 40s by Trick or Treat time), and a mostly cloudy sky.

The First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated on Halloween changes, as well as changes to the timing of rain next week.


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