First Alert Weather: Thundery downpours slowly taper overnight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Friday has been wet, and at times, loud across the area. An area of low pressure slowly spinning through Pennsylvania produced some slow-moving storms with locally heavy rain. This will continue through the first part of the overnight but slowly diminish across our area as the low pulls away, and the most intense storms fizzle with the fading sun. Still, expect some spots of heavy rain and thunder as this low pulls away.

The good news is the wettest weather will be gone just in time for our July 4th weekend. That being said, there will be some leftover showers on Saturday, especially through the morning hours. Some sun will return, which will allow another isolated shower or storm to pop during the afternoon, but we will see a drastic improvement compared to Friday. Both Sunday and Monday will be mainly dry with just the slight chance of a shower, some sun, and highs back into the upper 80s on Monday.

Fireworks forecast: If you are planning on watching any fireworks this weekend, Saturday night may just see a slight chance of a passing shower. Otherwise, expect dry weather, temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 by 9 or 10 p.m., and a partly to mostly cloudy sky.

Next week: As mentioned, we start next week off quite warm, with some spots flirting with 90 on Monday. Tuesday will likely be another warm day with an approaching cold front slow to arrive. This may also delay any rain until later in the day on Tuesday, but it may linger into Wednesday and possibly Thursday. Bottom line: next week will be rather unsettled for the middle part of the week, with temperatures starting warm and cooling a bit by late week.


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