First Alert Weather: Our weather luck is running out, as rain returns for the weekend

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ROCHESTER N.Y. — St. Patrick’s Day was a beauty! We didn’t set a record high temperature, which stands at 76, but we did make it into the 70s away from Lake Ontario.

Lakeshore communities were once again stuck in the 30s and 40s thanks to a chilly lake breeze that set up. This will be the case once again on Friday, but the cooling trend will be felt a bit further inland, aided by an approaching cold front. This front won’t do much more than drop our temperatures and bring more clouds to the area, keeping us dry through much of the day Friday. But that will change by Friday night. A wave of low pressure moving in will bring rain showers by late Friday evening (after sunset), with more widespread rain developing overnight and into Saturday morning.

Temperatures will actually remain fairly mild, with highs in the 50s and lower 60s on Saturday, but off and on rain, even some rumbles of thunder, will make it difficult to enjoy those temperatures outdoors. Sunday will wind up being the drier weekend day, but it’ll still come with a few rain showers, perhaps mixing with some wet snowflakes as temperatures drop into the 40s. So, we either get milder but wetter, or cooler and drier this weekend, but we can’t have both.

Dry weather and some sunshine, along with seasonable temperatures in the 40s return early next week, before our next storm system moves in on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing another round of rain showers.


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