First Alert Weather: Showers tonight, then mid-summer warmth to end the week

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — A wave of low pressure moving over western New York will spread showers into the area tonight, with the steadiest rain likely south of Rochester.

Most areas will pick up about a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain tonight. Most of the wet weather will be out of Western New York by morning, but a few stray showers will linger through lunchtime. Then drier air and some sun will return by the afternoon.

The heat and humidity return starting Friday. Highs will soar into the mid to upper 80s on Friday, with dew points climbing into the 60s. Outside of an isolated afternoon shower, Friday should be dry. That’ll change this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will be quite warm and very humid. Saturday may come close to 90. That, combined with dew points near 70, and an approaching cold front may spark some thunderstorms. A few of these storms may be strong with gusty winds. These would fire later in the afternoon and evening. Sunday will likely also feature some wet and perhaps stormy weather, mainly in the morning hours as that front moves through. There’s a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, so any storm that does develop will likely produce tropical downpours.

The First Alert Weather Team is monitoring the threat of severe weather, and if the threat trends up a bit, a Yellow Alert may be needed for either Saturday or Sunday.

After the weekend, we’ll get another push of cooler, fresher, and drier air to start the new workweek.


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