First Alert Weather: Rounds of storms through mid-week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— We may see an encore of the storms from Sunday night again this week.

The specifics: a cluster of thunderstorms will clip our viewing area this evening. Most of the activity will dive into the western Southern Tier through sunset, with the strongest storms diving just south of our viewing area, but clipping the Southern Tier counties. Some small hail and gust winds are possible, along with very heavy rain. Again, most of this will be south of us. The weaker, northern flank of this system may clip the Rochester region this evening with some showers, a few downpours, and perhaps a little thunder. A warm front lifts northward overnight with a few scattered showers, maybe a rumble of thunder, but no severe weather tonight. Tuesday will be a summer-like day with highs into the 80s, a little more humidity, but mainly dry weather. That’ll change late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with the arrival of a cold front. This will likely bring with it another round of rain and storms. Some of these storms may be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain. The front will be slow to push south on Wednesday morning, with the rain and storm threat also pushing south into the Finger Lakes by afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler on Wednesday with the passage of this front, and highs topping out in the lower 70s.

Thursday and Friday both look pretty nice, with dry weather Thursday and low humidity, and a few isolated showers Friday. The weekend will start off with a better chance for some scattered rain or thunder, and mainly dry weather on Sunday. Don’t say goodbye to summer just yet. There are some signs of well above average temperatures to start next week. Stay tuned!


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