Winter weather tries to rally
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Our weather today was largely uneventful and will continue to be calm for this evening.
There is a small chance of a few sprinkles or wet flurries, but the overnight should be mainly dry with just cloudy skies. The temperature will fall into the mid-30s for the overnight. Sunday will start off mainly dry, but a cold front will be approaching from the central Great Lakes. This will bring an increasing chance of rain by the afternoon. If you are heading out to Buffalo for the Bills game, it is a good idea to have some rain gear handy. Light rain will overspread Western New York, from west to east for the afternoon. A southerly wind will push temperatures through the 40s and will near 50 degrees.
This cold front will pass over WNY Sunday night, which will lower temperatures into the 30s. This should be cold enough for the rain showers to slowly change to wet snow showers after midnight. Little or no accumulation is expected by morning. Monday will feature a mix of clouds and limited sunshine with maybe a few wet flurries. You can expect a cold, gusty wind for the start of the work week with the temperature remaining in the 30s.
A second cold front will pass Monday night with another push of colder air heading into Tuesday. The News10NBC First Alert meteorologists are projecting some of the coldest weather of the season with readings only in the 20s and 30s. We do expect lake effect snow showers to develop off Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The impact should be minor for the immediate Rochester area, but we do have a yellow alert posted for Monday night and Tuesday because of concerns for Thanksgiving travel along the NYS Thruway. There is the possibility of some poor visibility and slower travel east of Rochester into central New York State, especially for early Tuesday. Several inches of accumulation will be possible in the most persistent snow. At this time, we do not see this snowfall stopping travel, but could reduce speeds into the Syracuse area.
High pressure will build into the northeast on Wednesday and Thanksgiving day. As a result, fair weather will return with more sunshine on Wednesday and increasing clouds on Thanksgiving day. You can expect moderating temperatures for the holiday with the temperature rising into the 40s to near 50 degrees.