First Alert Weather: Severe threat has passed, still a few downpours

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Earlier this afternoon, we saw heavier showers and thunderstorms impact the Southern Tier and the Eastern Finger Lakes region. However, the threat for severe storms seems to have passed. As a result, the News10NBC meteorologists have discontinued the Yellow Alert day.

However, Rochester is not completely in the clear as the First Alert meteorologists will continue to track a few thundershowers this evening. There is still the potential for a “garden variety” storm with a few downpours and thunder before midnight. Through the overnight, the chance of rain will diminish as drier air moves into Western New York overnight. In fact, partial clearing is possible during the wee hours of the morning with the temperature falling into the upper 50s. Some patchy valley fog may develop south of Rochester.

Looking ahead to the work week: we expect some very pleasant, dry conditions to return to Western New York.

The First Alert Forecast shows comfortable weather with lower humidity for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. You can expect abundant sunshine and temperatures hovering between 75 to 80°.

The heat and humidity will slowly return for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as the temperatures climb through the 80s.

The end of the week should bring just the chance of an isolated thundershower. And the recommendation is to keep the air conditioning ready as temperatures may start pushing 90° for next Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.


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