First Alert Weather: Going from 1 season to another

ROCHESTER, N .Y. (WHEC) — Low pressure located near the New York State Southern Tier continues to pump rain into Western New York.

It has been a cold, rainy day for the Rochester area with about one-quarter of an inch of rain during the last 24 hours. This low-pressure system will be moving east of Rochester during the overnight hours. This will bring a shift in the wind direction and much colder air drifting over the area for the overnight.

The temperature will be falling through the 30s into the upper 20s. This will change the rain to snow by about mid-evening and the snow showers will be off and on for the remainder of the night. Snowfall accumulation should be limited to an inch or less by morning. In addition, expect a gusty wind with speeds pushing 30 to 35 miles per hour.

Lake effect snow showers will linger into Tuesday morning before ending by midday. Again any new snowfall should be limited to less than an inch. Look for breaks of sunshine heading into the afternoon with the high temperature in the middle 30s. We will enjoy a period of relatively calm weather for Wednesday and Thursday with partial sunshine. Both days will feature temperatures in the mid-40s. Friday will bring another round of mild weather with a late-day rain shower. The temperature will climb back to near 50 degrees.

However, it appears that our calm weather will come to an end Friday night into Saturday. A deepening area of low-pressure system will be moving south and east of Rochester. This will usher in sharply colder temperatures and increasing wind for the end of the week. Look for rain to change to snow Friday night with accumulating snow right into Saturday. Still some uncertainty on the exact track of the storm, but there is the potential for significant accumulation for the start of the weekend.

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