First Alert Weather: Increasing humidity means an increasing chance of rain

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — After three days of dry weather, it appears the threat of rain will be on the increase across Western New York.

However, if you have outdoor plans for this evening the umbrella should not be needed. It will be later tonight, especially after midnight, that thundershowers will become more numerous. In addition, it will be much warmer compared to the last several nights with the temperature only falling into the upper 60s.

You can expect more humidity again tomorrow. In fact, it will feel downright tropical with dew points rising close to 70°. The News10NBC First Alert Weather Team expects possibly several rounds of showers and maybe a thunderstorm through Tuesday afternoon. Of course with high dew points, there will be the potential for a passing downpour tomorrow.

Looking ahead on the News10NBC First Alert forecast each day this week will feature the chance of a shower or thunderstorm. However, our main focus will be on the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred as it moves up the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. Our current weather computer models show the heaviest rain to move through portions of central Pennsylvania and central New York State. This projection pushes the heavy tropical rain mainly southeast of Rochester by Wednesday.

It should be noted that even a small change in the track of the computer model could have a big impact on Western New York and our meteorologists will be watching this very carefully as we head into mid-week. Even if the heavier rain stays away from Rochester, any significant relief from the higher humidity will not arrive until the end of the weekend.


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