First Alert Weather: Some weekend rain, but not a washout

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’ve enjoyed a lovely stretch of dry and sunny weather, but that pattern will begin to break down a little bit this weekend. That will reintroduce the chance for some rain, but the majority of the time will be dry.

The details: We may see a stray shower this evening, then a partly cloudy sky overnight with milder air. Temperatures should only drop into the mid and upper 60s, as opposed to the 50s we’ve enjoyed much of this week. Saturday will be a warm one, with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. A little more moisture in the air will allow a few isolated afternoon showers to pop. This would mainly be along with lake breeze and terrain-driven boundaries south of Rochester, and primarily during the afternoon/early evening. These will tend to fizzle with the loss of daytime heating. Sunday will follow a similar pattern, with a slightly higher chance of seeing a shower or thunder as a weak boundary passes overhead.

The heat is on: We’ll be on the verge of a heat wave early next week, with sultry, summery heat & humidity making a return. Monday should be a dry day with increased humidity and highs into the lower 90s. Tuesday and Wednesday will feature more humidity, which will increase the chance for a few isolated showers or storms. If Tuesday’s rain holds off until the evening, we will likely make it back into the 90s again. Wednesday will be a close call, but highs will hold at least in the upper 80s. Thursday will feature scattered storms and very sticky air, with a cold front sweeping through on Friday, bringing some relief by next weekend.


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