First Alert Weather: Warmer & more humid air returns to Rochester
ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Our stretch of beautiful weather continues, with sunshine mixed with clouds, and increasingly warmer air heading our way.
Highs should make their way into the lower 80s on Thursday with humidity remaining low. Once again, areas near Lake Ontario will enjoy fresher air, as our afternoon lake breeze kicks in and keeps temperatures in the 60s there. We’ll start to notice a little more humidity in the air on Friday, with dew points creeping up toward 60 degrees. This will also add a little more in the way of clouds by Friday afternoon, but we’ll remain dry.
This comfortable pattern begins to break down a bit by Saturday. Moisture will increase from a stubborn area of low pressure that has been spinning off the southeast coast. With more moisture, our rain chances will begin to go up just a bit. The best chance of seeing a shower or thundershower on Saturday should be inland of lakes Erie and Ontario, and primarily during the afternoon and early evening hours. Sunday will feature a better chance for some wet weather, with that same moisture in place, but a cold front slowly approaching from the Great Lakes.
If you have plans to go to the Lilac Festival this weekend, Friday is a slam dunk! You’ll likely have to dodge some raindrops, maybe even a few storms both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Weekend rain is never a great thing, but at least it’ll help to temporarily reduce the pollen levels across the area.
The cold front sweeps through on Monday dropping our temperatures back into the 60s for highs much of the rest of next week.
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