First Alert Weather: Not a complete washout for Thursday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The rain, which will be heavy at times, will continue over the next couple of hours but a complete washout is not expected for Thursday.

We will begin to see our widespread rain transition over to scattered and isolated showers by 9 a.m. Isolated showers will also be possible by lunchtime before sunshine breaks through the cloud cover this afternoon.

With the extra cloud cover and rain early Thursday, temperatures will struggle to warm up as we will see afternoon highs in the mid and low 60s.

The dry weather this evening continues for Friday making for a wonderful end to the work week with highs in the mid and low 70s under plenty of sunshine. However, Friday will be another brief break from the unsettled weather before clouds and shower chances move in for the weekend.

The good news is that the chances for a few showers continue to lessen for Saturday as low-pressure forms off the Carolina coastline. However, with low pressure in place off the East Coast Saturday, we will have a chance for a spotty shower pop-up in the afternoon.

It looks like a better chance for showers to roll through will occur Sunday. A second wave of low pressure will roll in from the upper Great Lakes and bring us a much better chance for showers and rain Sunday afternoon.

As of now, a washout is not expected but we are monitoring for a longer duration of showers for Sunday. Then as we go into next week our pattern begins to shift.

Milder weather for the middle and end of next week continues to look favorable with increased confidence on highs returning to the 80s this morning.


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