First Alert Weather: Summer Returns – At Least For 48 Hours

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A warm front now stretching across the central great lakes is the leading edge of much warmer weather.

That front will overspread the Rochester area on Sunday and bring a period of summer-like weather to the area. This period of warmth will likely be the warmest of the season.

Tonight, look for a pleasant evening with patchy clouds and dry weather. It will not be as cold as last night with the low temperature in the middle to upper 40s. Sunday could be a “top ten” kind of day in Western New York. As the warm front crosses the area the mercury will rise quickly through the 50s and 60s in the morning and into the 70s to near 80 by the afternoon. The temperature could push the record high temperature which is 83 degrees set back in 1960. Keep in mind this early in the season it will be noticeably cooler for some Lake Ontario communities where the temperature may remain in the 60s. However, everybody will see lots of sunshine.

Monday, the warmth will remain with the temperature expected to rise into the middle to upper 70s. However, sunshine will fade in the morning with an increasing threat of a few showers and thundershowers by the afternoon and evening. The News 10NBC First Alert meteorologists will continue to track these potential storms, but at this time no severe weather is expected and right now the News 10NBC threat tracker is green through the entire week. A cold front will then arrive Monday night with the temperature falling into the 40s. As a result, it will be breezy and much cooler on Tuesday with temperatures only in the middle 50s. Tuesday will be dry with partial sunshine expected.

So you thought winter was over? Unfortunately, the temperature will continue to fall until mid-week. Wednesday and Wednesday night it will be blustery and unseasonably cold with the temperature only in the middle 40s during the day and dropping into the mid-30s overnight. And yes, it will be cold enough with the chance of rain and wet snow showers.

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