First Alert Weather: Light wintry mix Wednesday, then much warmer Thursday

[anvplayer video=”5099469″ station=”998131″]

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’re saying "so long" to our unusually chilly air, at least for a few days.

A warm front approaching the Great Lakes will increase our clouds overnight, but not before temperatures are allowed to drop into the teens again tonight. That warm front lifting through the area on Wednesday will bring a light wintry mix from mid-morning into the early afternoon hours. This may include some snow showers, sleet, or even a little freezing rain. Any accumulations will be very light, and temperatures rising above freezing will limit any impacts on area roads. Still, be aware of a few slick spots around lunchtime tomorrow.

Temperatures will gradually climb into the 40s by later in the evening, and we go up from there! Thursday will have a much different feel, with temperatures pushing 70, thanks in part to a busy southerly wind. Enough instability may develop ahead of the cold front to produce a few rumbles of thunder by afternoon.

Temperatures will slowly, but surely fall back through the 50s, into the 40s, and even 30s by early Friday morning. In fact, it’ll be chilly enough for a few mixed rain/snow showers, but no accumulation is expected. Friday will also feature a chillier wind.

The weekend: the weekend won’t be a beautiful start to April, but it won’t be bad. Saturday will feature some sun, along with more seasonable temperatures in the mid-40s. Sunday will likely be a few degrees cooler, but also feature more clouds and the slight chance of a passing shower. There are some signs that we may see another stronger storm system toward the middle part of next week, that may bring another surge of milder air, along with another round of rain. But our overall pattern is fairly benign with slightly cooler than average temperatures into the first week of April.