First Alert Weather: Cool air and lake showers to finish the work week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— If you love fall air, Friday is for you!

Another cold front dropping through Thursday evening will bring another shot of cooler air aloft. This will translate to some downpours and thunder through midnight, then isolated lake effect rain showers through Friday morning. Outside of any lake rain showers, you’ll see some stars, and temperatures will drop into the mid-50s. Some showers will be ongoing Friday morning, then transition to isolated pop-up showers through early afternoon before drier air works in and more sunshine returns. Friday will be a cooler day, with highs struggling to hit 70.

A weekend warm-up: we’ll warm things back into the upper 70s to near 80 both Saturday and Sunday, with dry air and a balmy breeze Saturday. An approaching cold front on Sunday will increase our clouds, and try to spread a few showers into WNY, especially by the afternoon and evening. That being said, expect plenty of dry time Sunday. If you are heading to Orchard Park to catch the Bills home opener on Sunday, it isn’t a bad idea to pack a poncho in case any showers make it in, but also plan for mild air in the 70s. That cold front should make it through by Monday, leaving us with another little batch of cooler air in the lower 70s, with any showers ending early. We’ll warm back toward 80 on Tuesday, with yet another cold front and rain/thunder chances returning by Wednesday with a progressive (active) weather pattern through much of next week.

In short, our battle of the seasons is beginning, with bouts of fall air, alternating with surges of warmer, summery air.


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