First Alert Weather: Hazy sunshine Monday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — You may have noticed a bit of a haze in the sky on Sunday.

This is from continued wildfires that are burning in central Canada, and we will see this again on Monday. Other than keeping our highs a degree or two cooler than if the sky were completely clear, the impacts from this should be minor. The particles from the smoke are generally thousands of feet up in the air, and usually have little to no impact on the general population. However, if you are someone who is sensitive to air pollution, it isn’t a bad idea to spend more time indoors on Monday.

Temperatures will drop into the mid-60s under a mainly clear sky Sunday night, and climb into the mid-80s on Monday.

An approaching cold front on Tuesday will bring clouds and some storms back to the area during the afternoon and evening. At this point, most storms will be benign, but there may be a stronger storm possible.

Wednesday will feature mainly dry weather and a clearing sky from that wildfire smoke compliments of Tuesday’s cold front.

Another front will move in on Thursday with a renewed chance for rain and some storms. Thursday will likely be the wettest and stormiest day of the week.

Severe weather isn’t anticipated at this point, but the First Alert Weather team will be keeping an eye on the potential for stronger storms.

There are signs that the Northeast will see a cooler pattern setting up later in the week into the weekend and into early next week with highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s, and a few popup showers.

August may start off on a cool note across WNY.


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