First Alert Weather: Humid air & a some storms return this weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’ve enjoyed a brief little break from the humidity, but it’ll be making a return this weekend.

The cold front that brought the cooler and drier air to the Rochester area Friday will lift back north as a warm front overnight. This will allow dew points to surge back into the upper 60s and lower 70s, and air temperatures to rebound back into the mid and upper 80s after holding in the 70s much of Friday.

We’ll see an increased chance of showers or a few storms Saturday afternoon and evening, with a good deal of dry time. Sunday may end up being the wetter weekend day, with better rain and storm chances ahead of a cold front. Despite this, it’ll be another warm and humid day with highs in the mid-80s and dew points once again in the mid-70s. With all of this moisture in the air, any storm that develops will have a tendency to produce locally heavy rain.

Another cold front will push through on Monday, with a fairly wet morning and early afternoon, before drier air makes a return behind the front by evening. This will then set the stage for a lovely first few days of September, with low humidity, dry weather and some sun through the rest of the upcoming week. The one thing we will need to keep an eye on is Hurricane Ida, which is forecast to make landfall on Sunday as a major hurricane somewhere along the Louisiana coast. As it makes its way inland and north, we’ll see how far north some of that tropical moisture gets transported. At this point, our forecast is dry, with the heavy tropical rain from the remnants falling in Pennsylvania and into the Mid-Atlantic.

Meteorologists Alex Bielfeld and Glenn Johnson will have the latest on Ida, and its impacts on the Gulf Coast, and the timing of our rain here in Western New York this weekend.


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