First Alert Weather: Lake effect ends & sunshine returns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’ve been in a chilly pattern with off-and-on lake effect rain, snow and graupel showers for the last few days, but that is coming to an end.

High pressure will be building in for Friday, bringing a return to plenty of sunshine, and that’ll last into the weekend. The details: Any lake showers (of rain, snow and graupel) will end overnight, with a partially clearing sky. Temperatures will once again drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s away from the immediate Lake Ontario shoreline. Friday will feature sunshine and some passing clouds with highs in the 40s for one more day.

The weekend will begin to warm up, relatively speaking. Highs on Saturday make it into the lower 50s, with mid-50s on Sunday under a mostly sunny sky both days.

Milder air continues into the start of next week, with highs pushing 60 degrees by Monday and Tuesday. Clouds will tend to increase a bit with a stray shower possible on Tuesday as a weak cold front approaches.

This will knock our temperatures back a bit later on Wednesday and especially Thursday. Rain chances go up a bit on Wednesday, with perhaps some wet snow showers mixing in on Thursday.

A stronger storm system may be brewing by the end of next week, which would push our temperatures back above average by Friday, then drop again with rain and snow chances next weekend. This is still more than a week out, so there will likely be some changes to this forecast. But, at this point, we don’t have any accumulating snow for the Rochester area in the immediate future.


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