First Alert Weather: November brings in the region’s first flakes

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — If you’re looking for accumulating snow and white covering the ground, keep looking. This isn’t the week.

But, these first few days of November are ushering in a classic fall chill, which is also ushering in some lake effect. We’ll see some lake effect rain/snow showers off of Lake Erie developing tonight, which may bring a few wet flakes to areas like Wyoming County and perhaps the Bristol Hills. But temperatures will be just marginal, or even a little too mild for anything to really stick. Plus, the ground is still quite warm, so anything that does stick, won’t last more than a few minutes. Outside of these mixed lake showers south on Tuesday, the rest of the area will see a fair amount of sun and temperatures holding in the upper 40s.

A wind shift early Wednesday morning will drop a band of lake effect rain from over Lake Ontario into our northern tier communities. This will bring a chilly rain, some graupel and perhaps even some wet flakes early Wednesday to parts of Monroe and Wayne Counties. Again, nothing should accumulate, but this may be the Rochester area’s first chance to see some flakes this season.

That band will lift north again later on Wednesday and Thursday, with a return to mainly dry conditions and some sun. It’ll be a noticeably chillier week, with highs holding in the 40s through the end of the week, and overnight lows dropping toward or even below the freezing point.

The weekend: We’re already looking ahead to the weekend, and it is looking like a nice first weekend of November with ample sunshine and temperatures slowly rebounding back into the 50s. We’ll also need to remember to "fall back" Saturday night/Sunday morning. This means the sun will set in the 4 o’clock hour starting on Sunday.


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