First Alert Weather: Could Be Cold Enough for Wet Snow in the Higher Elevations

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — An upper-level low-pressure system will slowly cross into Western New York during the next 24 hours.

As a result, you can expect unsettled and very cool weather to finish the weekend. The question is it cold enough to produce any wet snow across the region? Well, the chances for snow are small in the Rochester area, but the likelihood will be much greater south of Rochester in the higher elevations.

Tonight look for spotty rain showers that may transition to wet snow showers after midnight. Again, the greatest chance for wet snow will be in the higher elevations, but little or no accumulation is expected. The temperature will fall into the lower 30s overnight. Sunday the calendar may say it is April, but it will feel more like early March. The temperature will only rise into the middle 40s with a gusty wind. Again, there will be a chance for a few rain and wet snow showers.

Monday should bring more seasonable weather as a ridge of high pressure builds across the great lakes. Look for breaks of sunshine early with maybe a rain shower by late afternoon. It will turn mild with the high temperature in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. Tuesday is the home opener for the Red Wings at Frontier Field and the timing is good for pleasant baseball weather. If you are heading to the ballpark it appears it will be mainly dry with partial sunshine. The high temperature will be near 60 degrees.

Another weather system will be approaching by mid-week with an increasing chance of rain showers for Wednesday and Thursday. However, it will remain warm with the temperature in the middle 60s for both days. Right now, the News 10NBC First Alert threat Tracker, for at least the next five days, is green with no sign of significant impact due to the weather.

Stay tuned for any updates on the weather on News 10NBC First Alert Weather.