First Alert Weather: Clouds linger tonight, slow improvement this week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We remained stuck in the clouds once again on Tuesday, but at least it was a much drier day. And our slow improvement will continue into the rest of the workweek.

The culprit for the clouds is an upper-level disturbance. So, while surface high pressure isn’t too far away in southeastern Canada, the upper-level disturbance is keeping moisture and clouds trapped near the surface. High pressure will slowly help to scour the clouds out, but the keyword here is slowly.

Wednesday will remain mostly cloudy with some limited breaks of sun, and Thursday should feature a bit more blue sky. Both Wednesday and Thursday should be mainly dry days with nothing more than a stray passing shower. Meanwhile, rain will be developing in Michigan on Friday, with another dry day for us. That’ll change on Saturday, with that rain moving east into WNY. So, expect a damp start to the weekend with dry air returning on Sunday.

No day will feature an abundance of sunshine, but despite that, temperatures should remain well above average. Highs should approach 70 on Wednesday, the lower 70s on Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s rain will keep us near 70, but there continue to be growing signs of well above average temperatures, with highs into the 70s through much of next week.

So, while we won’t be enjoying a beautiful blue sky with crisp fall air, lovers of milder air should like our extended forecast through mid-October.


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