First Alert Weather: Clearing sky and chilly air Monday night

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Our first full day of Spring was a pretty one, with a good deal of sun and milder air, although a busy wind cut down on how mild it felt.

A weak wave of rain showers to our west may deliver a few light showers to parts of the western Southern Tier by midnight, followed by a clearing sky as high pressure builds back in. Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s by Tuesday morning. Tuesday will be another good-looking day with a good deal of sun, especially through the first half of the day, but our next system will start to increase the clouds by afternoon and evening.

This is loosely tied to the same system that will produce a severe weather outbreak in the deep south tonight and Tuesday. But, no severe weather for us. We may start off Wednesday morning with a few hours of a light sleet/freezing rain, snow mix with cold air locked at the surface. But, it should last long, as temperatures rise into the 40s. This will change any wintry mix over to plain old rain. Temperatures continue to rise through the 40s Wednesday night and into Thursday. Thursday starts off with some showers, but we may see some breaks of sun later in the day. With that, highs may briefly climb into the upper 50s to near 60.

That little warm up will be short-lived, with highs in the mid-40s on Friday and Saturday, then 30s on Sunday, and only near freezing for a high next Monday!

You may be wondering if that cold air will bring any snow with it? We may see some snow showers Saturday night into Sunday. A minor accumulation is possible, but at this point, just nuisance snow.

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