First Alert Weather: Quiet Tuesday, then watching for warmth & wind later this week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We know, you don’t want to hear it, but we are watching the potential for another round of gusty winds later this week.

The good news is that this shouldn’t be anything like our last round of wind, and we have a few more quiet days before we focus on that. Tonight will see a mainly clear sky, with just some high clouds increasing as a weak cold front approaches.

This front will drop south through the area on Tuesday, but it’ll lack moisture. So, this is expected to come through with nothing more than a wind shift, a few more clouds and slightly cooler air for Tuesday.

Clouds will thicken on Wednesday as a warm front lifts back through. Temperatures will hold in the 40s much of Wednesday, but lift into the 50s by late evening, and a balmier breeze will blow in from the south. A few showers may accompany this front Wednesday afternoon and evening.

We’ll see another fairly strong storm passing to our north and west on Thursday. This is a similar track to the other two storms that brought us some damaging wind, but this next low appears to pass far enough to our north, that the impacts on us will be less. Still, Thursday will be breezy and warm, with record highs not out of the question (the record stands at 62 for Thursday’s date).

The passage of a cold front will trigger some stronger winds, but these should be in the 35-40 mph range, which shouldn’t produce any further damage or outages, aside from dislodging a loose limb that was weakened during Saturday’s wind. There are no Alert Days issued for this yes, but we’ll keep an eye on the trend.

Friday will be quiet and seasonable once again. Looking ahead to the weekend — a weak wave of low pressure passing by to our south may bring a little bit of a mixed bag of precipitation, including the chance for some minor accumulating snow. Again, we’ll monitor the trend of our chance for some accumulating snow. Beyond the weekend — there are signs of a bit of a pattern change, which would encourage some snow chances leading into next week, and the Christmas holiday.


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