First Alert Weather: Rain slides south, followed by a stretch of sunny & dry weather

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The area of low pressure that we’ve been tracking for days is still expected to slide just to our south Friday into Saturday.

The majority of our area will be mostly cloudy, but mostly dry. The best chance of seeing some showers or light rain would be in the Southern Tier and southern Finger Lakes. Places like Dansville, Penn Yan and Naples may see a little wet weather, but the rain will have a hard time lifting further north than that due to dry air and high pressure situated over southern Canada.

Once this low exits Saturday night, that high pressure builds south, and remains planted over the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast for the next week or so! Meanwhile, an area of low pressure will sit and spin over the Mid-Atlantic and southeast. This will create a blocking pattern, which keeps us in the "sweet spot" of sunshine and slowly warming air.

Speaking of warming air, our coolest air will be felt on Saturday, with a cool breeze out of the northeast keeping temperatures in the 50s, then warming into the lower 60s on Sunday. We’ll climb into the 70s by the middle of next week, and 80s are expected by late week and into next weekend. Our next chance of rain doesn’t come until next weekend, and those chances appear quite low at this point, with nothing more than an isolated thundershower. So, enjoy the stretch of nice weather, but you may need to water the garden if you’re planning on getting them going this weekend.


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