First Alert Weather: Wednesday turns wet

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — We’ve had a few nice days of dry weather with some sun, but this is ending Wednesday.

The same storm system that has brought widespread severe weather, including tornadoes to parts of the south, will lift northward on Wednesday. Moisture will begin to move in by early Wednesday morning.

Before it does, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to near 30. Whatever moisture makes it to the ground Wednesday morning will likely fall in the form of flurries or a little sleet. Anything that does fall is expected to be very light, so we should see very little in the way of issues on the roads early.

Moisture picks up by Wednesday afternoon, but by that time, temperatures will be above freezing, so precipitation will be in the form of rain. The remnants of some weakening thunderstorms from Ohio may work in by evening, with some thunder possible. But no severe weather is in the cards for us.

Most of the day Wednesday will be spent in the upper 30s and lower 40s, but we’ll climb through the 40s Wednesday night and work our way into the upper 50s on Thursday. Any early showers should end, and we’ll see a little sun returning Thursday. So overall, we should see nice and milder weather Thursday.

Colder air on the horizon: temperatures will slowly drop back to seasonable levels in the mid-40s on Friday and Saturday, followed by a blast of more winter-like air Sunday and Monday. Friday will see a few light passing rain showers, with a mix of rain and snow showers on Saturday. A real taste of winter will return on Sunday, with off and on snow showers, possibly leaving us with a minor accumulation. This will be nothing more than a nuisance snow for us, but it’ll still be more white than what most want to see.

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