First Alert Weather: Spring Returns in a Big Way for Rochester!

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – It was not looking or feeling like spring earlier today as rain and wet snow showers moved across Western New York.

There was even a minor coating of snow on the grassy surfaces in the higher elevations. However, the tide is set to turn as we head into the next 48 hours. A ridge of high pressure will slowly build in and that will bring drier, warmer air to Rochester.

Tonight look for clouds to slowly give way to partial clearing through the overnight. It will be a chilly night with temperature falling to within a few degrees of 30. Monday will bring partial sunshine for the morning, but the clouds will increase for the afternoon with the chance of a passing light rain shower. Winds will be shifting to the southwest which will bring in noticeably warmer weather later in the day. The high temperature should reach the lower 60s, but it will be cooler near Lake Ontario.

Tuesday look for skies to become mostly sunny. It will be a pleasant day with a high temperature near 61 degrees. If you’re heading out to Frontier Field for the Red Wings home opener, the weather looks like a “home run”! The start time is at 6:05 PM and the temperature will be near 60 degrees with partial sunshine. Look for the clouds to increase for the later innings during Tuesday evening, but it will remain dry. By the end of the game, it will be cooling into the upper 40s.

Wednesday a warm front will approach and will eventually pass over Western New York. That means there’s the threat of occasional rain showers and maybe even a thundershower. It will continue to be warm with a high temperature near 70 degrees. Heading into Thursday a cold front then crosses the area and that will reverse the trend with the warmth giving way to a drop in the temperature. The day may start with a passing shower and a temperature in the upper 60s, but with a gusty wind and breaks of sunshine, the mercury will be falling later in the day and into the evening.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert for forecast updates.