First Alert Weather: Needed rain, but just not excessive rain

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — It was just a matter of time before the heat and humidity made a return to Rochester. A warm front is approaching Western New York and this will produce a southwest flow with a surge of tropical air.

Thursday into early Friday this soupy air, along with an approaching cold front, will be a catalyst for the development of thunderstorms. As this point, these storms do not appear to be severe, but individual cells could be very slow moving. As a result, depending on location, some of these storms could produce torrential rain and the potential for localized flooding.

Tonight look for hazy skies and increasing amounts of humidity. It will be a hazy, warm, and muggy night with a low temperature near 74 degrees. Thursday expect hazy sunshine for the morning and then an increasing chance of a shower or thunderstorm for the afternoon. It will turn breezy with lots of humidity and a high temperature within a few degrees of 90. Thursday night more showers and thunderstorms are possible with a low near 70 degrees. Friday the tropical air continues with the chance of a few more showers and t-storms possible.

Again, a few heavy downpours are possible with the temperature in the middle 80s. Right now the News 10NBC alert status is green, however, the First Alert Weather team will continue to monitor the situation as it pertains to the forecast for the end of the week.

The chance of rain diminishes somewhat for the weekend, but an isolated thundershower is possible for both days. Otherwise, look for partly to mostly sunny skies and the temperature again near 90 degrees.

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