First Alert Weather: Showers at times this weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Clouds have been moving back in ahead of a wave of low pressure that will bring some weekend rain to western New York. We will become mostly cloudy overnight, with the slight chance of a shower by sunrise, but most of tonight will be rain-free, and for the most part, fog-free, as well.

Saturday will see limited sunshine and plenty of dry time. Timing out the rain: The showers are slowing their eastward progression, which will translate to a mostly dry morning across Rochester, with the best chance of morning rain closer to Buffalo. Showers will slowly drift east, bringing a better chance for rain around Rochester by early afternoon, then into the evening and overnight in the Finger Lakes. So, while a lot of Saturday will be dry for any one location, plan on some raindrops for a few hours in any one spot before they move east.

With the slower progression of the rain, we may see some showers lingering into Sunday morning before completely pulling east and out of our area. We should see a dry afternoon with some breaks of sun. Highs on Saturday should top out near 70, and the lower 70s on Sunday.

Warmth next week: The weather story next week will be unseasonably warm air for much of the week. Temperatures will peak on Monday and Tuesday with highs up near 80. Neither one of these days should break any high temperature records, but we’ll be about 15 degrees warmer than the average high in the mid-60s. We’ll also see some sun and dry weather on both days. A few showers will sneak in late Tuesday into Wednesday and Thursday, but the majority of that time should be dry.

Our next cold front arrives Friday into Saturday, bringing a much better chance for some showers and periods of rain then, followed by a blast of more seasonable air in the 60s.


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