First Alert Weather: The chilly weather will relent in the coming days

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — It has been cold enough for some mixed precipitation, but only in very limited amounts in the Rochester area.

As we know, lake effect precipitation can vary significantly in terms of specific amounts and locations. Some folks south of Routes 5 & 20 have reported some ice pellets or snow grains from time to time. However, some communities south of Buffalo and near Watertown have measured anywhere from one inch to eight inches of snowfall during the last 24 hours. We expect this lake effect to slowly taper down and completely come to an end in the next 24 hours.

As a result, our local weather will slowly improve through the rest of the week. Tonight will bring patchy clouds with the chance of a few sprinkles or wet flurries at times. It will be a cold night with a low temperature near 30 degrees. Thursday will feature partial sunshine with just the small chance of another sprinkle or wet flurry south of Rochester. You can expect a high temperature in the mid-40s.

It is not often that we can say pleasant weather is expected for an extended period of time as we go through the next seve days of November. Look for mainly clear skies through the upcoming weekend. Temperatures will slowly moderate with milder weather coming for each passing day. Once we get to the weekend the temperature will reach the mid-50s during the day and fall into the 30s at night. The next chance for any precipitation is probably not until the middle of next week.


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