First Alert Weather: Humid with storms Sunday before cooler weather arrives Monday evening

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The atmosphere is just “chock-full” of moisture today and, as a result, we have seen a few passing thunderstorms.

These thunderstorms have produced some downpours, but for now, we have no reports of flooding.

The News10NBC First Alert weather team expects any lingering storms will come to an end this evening. However, there will be an increasing chance of another thundershower towards morning.

It will be a very muggy overnight with the low temperature near 72°. Some of these thundershowers will then continue, off and on, into Monday morning. But a cold front will cross Western New York by Monday afternoon. As a result, the tropical weather will relent as this will begin to lower the humidity with drier air returning by the afternoon. The temperature will range into the lower 80s.

Expect a “breath of fresh air” to return for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The News10NBC First Alert 10 Day Forecast shows more sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and much lower humidity for the balance of the week. The next four days will feature temperatures in the 70s during the day and into the 50s at night.

However, the big weather story is not in Western New York. Hurricane Ida has now made landfall in the state of Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane. This is a hurricane of historic proportions with winds expected near or exceeding 100 mph into tonight and tropical force winds (39 mph to 73 mph) likely into Monday. Catastrophic damage is likely with the potential for some homes to be completely destroyed and massive amounts of flooding. Major power outages are already in progress with no power expected to be restored for days, if not weeks.

At this point, the remnants of Ida will pass well south of Western New York, but the News10NBC First Alert meteorologists will be tracking the storm and will bring you the latest.

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