First Alert Weather: Soupy air is here to stay

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The next five days may be downright uncomfortable for many folks, especially those who don’t love the humidity, or have air conditioning.

A weak cold front will try to cross the area but have a hard time. Meanwhile, we’ll remain on the warm and muggy side of it. This will keep air temperatures in the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s through the weekend and early next week, and dew points in the upper 60s and lower 70s. That slow-moving front will provide some focus for lift, and thus some showers or storms on Friday. With little steering wind, any storms that do develop will tend to move slowly and produce locally heavy rain.

That front remains largely to our north over the weekend, with many spots flirting with 90. Showers and storms will tend to focus along lake breeze boundaries and be diurnally driven. What does this mean? Areas away from Lake Ontario will tend to see the best chance for some storms, primarily during the afternoon hours, then fizzle with the loss of daytime heating. This pattern should continue on Sunday, before a slightly better chance for storms later in the day on Monday as our next cold front approaches.

The arrival of this front will finally wash away the summer sizzle and sultry air by Wednesday, leaving us with much more comfortable air through the rest of next week.

While we have the chance for at least a few storms in the forecast each and every day through Tuesday of next week, no day is signaling the chance for strong to severe storms or widespread flooding. So, we’ll remain green on the First Alert Threat Tracker for now.


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