First Alert Weather: Cooler, showery end to the work week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’re flipping the weather script, with cooler than average temperatures moving in to end the week and start the July 4th weekend.

An upper-level low will slowly meander over the Eastern Great Lakes and Northeast over the next few days, keeping us unsettled. We’ll see a few fading showers overnight with a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures in the lower 60s. Friday should feature the best chance for showers and thundery downpours, with the core of the coldest air overhead. With daytime heating, scattered showers will flare, and with cool air aloft, any of the stronger showers may produce a little bit of small hail. These will also be very slow-moving, with a lack of strong steering wind, so any of these showers will produce locally heavy rain. These will tend to fizzle with the sun, leaving us with dying convection and showers overnight.

The weekend: The main upper level low will pull away on Saturday, leaving us with some isolated showers, mainly late morning into the early afternoon, and more sun returning after that. Highs both Friday and Saturday will be on the cooler side, in the lower 70s. Sunday will warm into the mid and upper 70s with mainly dry weather and some for the 4th of July. If you’re off Monday, you’ll enjoy the warmest air, with highs in the mid to upper 80s and mainly dry weather with some sun.

Next week may turn a little more unsettled with highs in the 80s and off-and-on shower and storm chances. This exact forecast may change a bit, depending on how Tropical Storm Elsa evolves in the Atlantic over the coming days. Stay tuned to see if we see any tropical moisture pulled into WNY next week.


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