First Alert Weather: The November chill will linger for a few days

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — After one of the warmest and wettest Octobers on record, the chilly air has returned to Western New York.

In addition, as this cold air deepens, the News10NBC First Look Alert meteorologists are forecasting some pockets of lake effect precipitation. Initially, this lake effect will be driven in on a primarily westerly wind. This means the eastern ends of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario will see some first accumulating snow of the season.

Portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties (south of Buffalo) and the Tug Hill Plateau (near Watertown) will measure an inch or two of accumulating snow. Some of the hilltops to the south or grassy spots away from Lake Ontario may see a little dusting, but at this point we see little or no accumulation in the Rochester area. The chance of minor amounts of mixed precipitation will be with us through tonight, Wednesday and early on Thursday. You can expect temperatures in the mid-40s during the day and into the low 30s at night.

However, we do expect a steady improvement for the end of the week with more sunshine returning by Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition, our temperatures will slowly warm into the 50s and, with light winds, our weather will be rather pleasant for the first week of November. This should be an extending period of dry weather that will last well beyond the weekend. In fact, we may find the temperature near 60 degrees by the middle of next week.


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