First Alert Weather: Dry Thursday, watching rain chances to start the weekend

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — After a very gloomy Wednesday that saw a quarter to half-inch of rain in many spots across the region, we’ll dry things out tonight.

The sky will clear as drier air moves in, which will also allow some fog to develop later tonight into early Thursday. While Thursday may start off with some fog, it’ll be a very nice day overall, with some sun and dry weather, and highs returning back to the lower 60s.

Another wave of low pressure will slide through Ohio and into the Virginias. Widespread rain will overspread Pennsylvania, possibly into southern NYS. The best chance of seeing wet weather Friday evening into Saturday will likely be south of Rochester, through the Southern Tier and the southern Finger Lakes. The best chance of staying completely dry should be Rochester and up to Lake Ontario.

There remains a very fine dividing line between dry and cloudy weather and soggy weather. We’ll keep you updated on any changes to this forecast north or south.

Mother’s Day looks great, with sun and 60s returning, and we’ll keep it going from there. We’re still expecting a run of dry and sunny weather, with highs climbing from the 70s into the 80s for the majority of next week. While the overall dry pattern may begin to break down by next weekend, the warmth does look like it’ll stick around.


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