First Alert Weather: More fine August weather Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — High pressure remains planted over the Great Lakes, keeping our weather fair and dry through much of this week.

The one change you’ll slowly start to notice is an increase in heat & humidity into the weekend. Outside of a slight chance of pop-up isolated afternoon showers along lake breeze boundaries, we will be remaining dry through the end of the workweek. Dew points will slowly rise into the lower 60s by the end of the week, bringing an end to our more comfortable summer weather.

The weekend: It isn’t great timing, but rain and storm chances will be going up this weekend, along with the humidity. Saturday will feature a few isolated afternoon showers or thundershowers, with a better chance for some storms on Sunday. That being said, neither day will be a washout. The First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated on the timing of any wet weather this weekend.

The heat is on for next week. We are forecasting our sixth 90-degree day next Monday, with upper 80s much of the rest of the week. A few disturbances will bring more rain and storm chances, especially Tuesday of next week, and perhaps again by the end of the week. Those details will be ironed out when we get a little closer.


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