First Alert Weather: Tracking a Potential Thunderstorm This Evening

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — After two days of summer-like 80-degree weather, we expect a return to more typical spring conditions for Rochester.

A slow-moving cold front will be the focal point for rain and maybe a thunderstorm for this evening. Considering that it has been almost a week without any substantial rain and precipitation is below normal for the month of April, this will be some welcome rainfall for Western New York.

Tonight look for showers to become more numerous with a steadier rain possible. In addition, there is the chance of a thunderstorm with a few downpours possible. The greatest chance for any heavier rain will be until 8 or 9 PM this evening. At this point, there is little chance of severe weather, but the News 10NBC First Alert Meteorologists will continue to track the potential for any storms. The News 10NBC First Alert threat status is still green for the overnight. After midnight the rain showers will be moving east with drier weather expected towards morning.

A cold front will be located just East of Rochester on Tuesday. This will usher in noticeably cooler weather for tomorrow as the temperature will remain in the middle 50s. Look for a mix of clouds and limited sunshine. We cannot rule out a few sprinkles of rain later in the afternoon. A second cold front will arrive by the middle of the week which will produce even colder air for Western New York. Wednesday will feature mostly cloudy skies with a passing rain or wet snow shower. It will be blustery with the temperature will only be in the mid-40s!

Fortunately with high pressure arriving there will be drier air and a gradual moderation in the temperature by Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Look for sunny skies for the remainder of the week and the temperature slowly warming through the 50s.

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