First Alert Weather: It is a soggy end to the weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Look for the steady light rain to become more intermittent for this Sunday evening with the temperature hovering within a few degrees of 40.

As we go through the overnight two cold fronts will pass over Western New York and will drop temperatures into the lower 30s towards morning. As a result, the scattered rain showers end as wet snow showers. Little or no accumulation is expected.

You can expect a gusty wind and much colder weather for Monday. Skies may brighten with a passing rain or wet snow shower possible. It is time to get the warm coats again as the combination of the winds gusting to near 30 mph and the temperature in the upper 30s will make for a chilly day.

As we head into Monday night, the cold air will deepen across Western New York. The News10NBC First Alert Weather Team has issued a yellow alert as lake snow will likely develop during the overnight. This will not be a steady snowfall, but rather off and on bands of lake snow coming in off of Lake Ontario. Any accumulation will likely be in the range of one to three inches by morning with the greatest likelihood of accumulating snow located in towns east of Rochester. The yellow alert will continue into Tuesday morning as the lake snow showers will continue, but any additional accumulation should be limited to another inch or less. As with any first snowfall of the season, travelers should plan on extra time to reach your destination. If you are traveling along the New York State Thruway there could be some additional snowfall heading east to near Syracuse.

However, this first bout of winter will be short-lived as high pressure will move into the northeast and bring a return to calm, dry weather for Wednesday and early Thanksgiving day. Look for more sunshine on Wednesday and the temperature will rise into the upper 40s. Thanksgiving day expect the clouds to increase with maybe a rain shower towards the end of the day. The high temperature on Thursday should be close to 50 degrees.


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