First Alert Weather: Isolated storms return Tuesday & Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We capped off the long July 4th weekend with warm air and hazy sunshine Monday.

An approaching front will bring an increasing chance of showers and some storms mid-week. Temperatures overnight will only drop into the lower 70s, and humidity will remain high. A line of storms may hold together enough to bring us a brief thunderstorm after midnight, with a better chance for some storms Tuesday morning.

We may see a stronger storm Tuesday morning, mainly in the Finger Lakes with gusty wind. That front will get hung up over the area Tuesday and Wednesday, and become a focus for a few more storms either day. While most storms will remain below severe criteria, an isolated storm may become strong with the primary threat being gusty winds.

The threat remains low, and there is still quite a bit of uncertainly in this threat, so the First Alert Threat Tracker remains green for now, but we’ll let you know online and on-air, if that changes. Meanwhile, humidity remains high both Tuesday and Wednesday with dew points well into the 60s.

That cold front finally pushes far enough south to lower our chances for storms. That being said, the remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa will work up the East Coast, bringing us a renewed chance for rain, and perhaps a storm or two on Thursday. This pushes away on Friday, leaving us with drying weather into the weekend. Highs drop back into the 70s to end the week, then may warm back into the 70s by next weekend.


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