Yellow Alert: Hot weekend with the risk for strong storms Sunday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – We’re going to heat things up this weekend, with highs near 90 both weekend days.
Saturday should be mainly dry with tolerable humidity and a fair amount of sun. The best chance for wet weather on Saturday will be an isolated shower or storm during the afternoon, but the majority of the area will be dry. It’ll be breezy, but a hot breeze out of the south with some gusts near 30 mph. Sunday turns more humid, with dew points surging into the upper 60s and lower 70s. This, combined with air temperatures near 90 will make it feel more like the mid to upper 90s. If you have plans to spend time outside, make sure you’re hydrating and keeping cool by finding shade if possible.
A series of boundaries around on Sunday will be the trigger for some storms. The potential exists for some strong to severe storms, with the main severe weather threat being gusty winds. The timing of convection early in the day, and cloud cover may *lower* the threat for severe weather, and this is something the First Alert Weather team will be monitoring. If you have tickets to the Bills training camp Sunday morning, you may need to deal with some scatterdd storms.
A Yellow Alert is up for the combination of the heat, and the threat for severe storms. First Alert meteorologist Alex Bielfeld will have updates first thing Saturday and Sunday morning on News10NBC Today starting at 6, and meteorologist Stacey Pensgen will have you covered during the evening.
Following the cold front, we’ll dry things out on Monday, and turn much more comfortable by Tuesday and Wednesday.