First Alert Weather Forecast: Nothing Like a Late Season Snow in April

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — When you look at the long-term average snowfall for this month, it runs at 3 inches at the Rochester Airport. So it is not unusual to see some wet snow from time to time.

We had some wet snow this morning and it is likely we will see more in the coming days. Colder air will continue to funnel in across the great lakes for this Saturday night. This will produce another round of snow showers, but the greatest likelihood of any accumulations will be in the higher elevations South of Rochester. Another low-pressure system will arrive Monday afternoon into Tuesday with another shot of rain and wet snow showers. As a result, the chilly, and at times snowy weather will last another 72 hours.

Tonight will bring a spotty rain or wet snow shower with the temperature falling into the lower 30s. Easter Sunday will show little, if any improvement for most of the day. If you are heading to Easter services, bring a heavy coat as the temperature will start in the lower 30s with a passing rain or wet snow shower. There could be a few breaks of sunshine by the afternoon, but the high temperature will only be in the middle 40s. That is more than 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of the year.

Monday our second system will be arriving with increasing clouds for the morning. Once again rain and wet snow showers return for the afternoon and evening. The temperature may reach 50 degrees but will fall later in the day. Monday night and Tuesday rain and wet snow showers will be likely. No accumulation is expected in Rochester, but south of the city, in the higher elevations an inch or two will be possible. Most of this accumulation will be on grassy surfaces.

The second half of the week will turn warmer with more seasonable weather. Expect more of a Southwest wind to develop for Wednesday and Thursday with the temperature pushing through the 50s and into the 60s. There could be a few spotty rain showers, but mainly dry weather is expected for the upcoming weekend.


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