First Alert Weather: Some thunder possible tonight

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) – Severe weather has shifted into the Southeastern US and the Ohio Valley. It is the Ohio Valley cluster of storms that will have an impact on our weather tonight.

We do not expect severe weather tonight, but we’ll get the "leftovers" from the storms in Ohio as they move northeast tonight. These storms will be weakening but may have enough energy left to bring a few thunderstorms to western New York through or just after midnight.

Some downpours are likely with any storm that does make it into our area, possibly a brief gust of wind. Outside of any storm or shower, our winds will pick up and it’ll become breezy tonight. This will help to transport milder air into our region, which actually means our temperatures will tend to rise through the 40s overnight. Take advantage of Thursday! Outside of a stray shower or two, it’ll be a mainly dry day with a little sun and the mildest air we’ll likely feel in the next week or two. Highs on Thursday will be pushing 60, especially in the Finger Lakes. But it won’t last long. A cold front will bring another round of rain back into the area, followed by temperatures dropping back into the 30s by Friday morning. From there, we’ll have a few days of clouds, highs in the mid-40s and a few rain or wet snow showers. A brisk wind will also make it feel a little more raw than it already will be.

The weekend: Any rain or wet snow showers won’t accumulate during the day Saturday, but some snow showers falling Saturday night once the sun goes down, and temperatures drop below freezing will likely leave a coating of white on the ground by Sunday morning. Off and on snow showers, along with chilly air will likely allow a minor accumulation of snow on Sunday.

Monday will likely be the coldest day of the bunch, with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens. Temperatures will slowly moderate a little bit through the rest of next week, but overall, we’ll be staying a bit cooler than average.


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