First Alert Weather: Ending the week on a high note

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — This first week of August may very well be the nicest week of the whole summer, and we’ll keep it going into Friday.

High pressure slides east just a bit, allowing slightly warmer and more muggy air to work in on Friday. We’ll start the day near 60, and end in the mid-80s. Dew points will hold in the lower 60s, so it won’t be quite as fresh and comfortable as recent days, but still manageable. Once again we’ll see a good deal of sun with some afternoon clouds. If we see any rain at all, it should be a few isolated showers south toward sunset.

The weekend won’t be as perfect as the last four days, but it will be far from bad. Some moisture will continue to slowly ooze northward from the south, allowing a few isolated afternoon showers or thundershowers to pop. Highs on Saturday should reach the mid to upper 80s, especially for any areas that remain completely dry. Sunday will also feature a few isolated showers or thundershowers, again, mainly during the afternoon. Precipitation chances remain low, but unfortunately not zero like much of this week.

The heat is on: Classic summer heat and humidity will be returning next week with a big pattern change. The jet stream will lift north over the eastern US, allowing heat to build. Highs on Monday will likely reach the 90s for the 6th time this season, and the first time in about a month. Rain looks like it may hold off on Tuesday until later in the afternoon/evening, and if that is the case, we should make it into the 90s again. Humidity will climb with dew points back into the lower 70s, which will make it feel more like the mid to upper 90s early next week. Rain and storm chances will be going up by late Tuesday through Thursday, then clearing again by Friday and into next weekend.


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