First Alert Weather: Some showers, thunder return Friday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We finally had a dry day across Western New York on Thursday! But, the rain will be making a return to end the week and start the weekend.

An approaching cold front will bring a few showers or a storm to the area late this evening into the first part of the overnight. There is a chance one or two storms may produce gusty winds, mainly west of Rochester before midnight. This cold front will slowly slide south on Friday, keeping us mostly cloudy and a little unsettled.

Most of our area will see a few showers, with the best chance for some thunder coming in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes during the early afternoon hours, where warmer air and more instability lies. Another slug of moisture will ride up along that now nearly stationary front Friday night into Saturday, bringing what may be another soaking rain, where we see some thunder.

The best chance of convection will once again likely be south of Rochester, where the front lies. That being said, a slight shift in the placement of the front may have a big impact on where the heaviest rainfalls are. Regardless, the potential is there for another 1-2" rainfall somewhere across the Rochester region.

The wet start to the weekend should improve a bit on Sunday, with more dry time, and a passing shower or two. With the drier weather, highs will rebound back into the 80s on Sunday, from the 70s on Saturday.

Next week: Monday and Tuesday should be mainly dry, with seasonably warm air. Another cold front may bring a few showers or a storm late Tuesday into early Wednesday, followed by a cooler trend toward the end of next week.

So, if this humidity isn’t your favorite weather, relief may be in sight!


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