First Alert Weather: Warmer air returns this week

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Our weather has cooled down, and calmed down, following Sunday’s strong cold front.

High clouds from a storm system to our south will thin out by morning, and it’ll be a cool and comfortable night, with temperatures falling into the mid-40s. Temperatures on Tuesday should warm well into the upper 60s and lower 70s away from Lake Ontario, thanks to a dry airmass and plenty of sun.

Our warming trend continues on Wednesday, with highs climbing into the mid-70s with more dry weather and a fair amount of sun. Our rain chances will start to go up on Thursday, with highs up near 80 and more clouds building in by the afternoon. Most of Thursday will be dry, but some showers will begin to move in later in the day with the approach of our next area of low pressure cutting through the Great Lakes. This will bring our next chance for more widespread rain on Friday, maybe a rumble of thunder.

Memorial Day weekend: The holiday weekend may start off cooler, with highs back in the 60s. At this point, Saturday should be our best chance for some rain, with drier and warmer air moving in by Sunday and Monday. That being said, the confidence for our Memorial Day weekend forecast isn’t high this far out. If you are planning a barbeque, or plan on spending lots of time outdoors, it is definitely worth keeping up with the forecast. There may very well be some changes as we get a little closer to the holiday weekend. Warmer, more summer-like air is lurking to our west, and there are some signs that we’ll start to feel that moving in for our last week of May.


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