First Alert Weather: Unusual weather for November in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Unseasonably warm weather for Western New York today as the temperature reached 61 degrees. That is the warmest temperature in almost two and a half weeks and more typical for the middle of October. This warmth, in combination with light winds and abundant sunshine, made for one of the nicest November days in recent memory.

A sprawling high-pressure system continues to anchor mainly clear skies from northern New England all the way into the lower Mississippi Valley. Very little change is expected in this calm weather until a weak cold front arrives later Tuesday and Tuesday night. Even with the passage of this front, little or no precipitation is expected for most of the upcoming week.

Tonight will feature another night of clear, starlit skies, and it will be turning chilly with the low temperature near 40 degrees. Look for more sunshine tomorrow with unseasonably warm weather continuing for the afternoon. We expect another day with the temperature rising into the low to mid-60s. More clouds will filter into Western New York later Tuesday and Tuesday night, but the chance of any rain showers will be very low. Winds will turn more to the northwest on Wednesday with somewhat cooler weather as the mercury will only rise into the mid-50s. Another day of dry, sunny weather on Thursday with showers and much cooler weather arriving Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It could be cold enough that wet snow showers may arrive later this weekend.


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