The main area of rain from Thursday is long gone, but a cold front will allow cooler air to pour in aloft.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) away.
A beautiful Wednesday will be replaced by another round of rain and a few storms on Thursday.
The round of rain and storms that rolled through Rochester Tuesday afternoon went on to produce some damage east of us, but we escaped the main severe threat.
The timing for the storms will be noon to 4 p.m. with a potential second round of thunder early this evening before skies clear tonight.
Our last Monday of July was a beautiful one, with classic summer warmth and dry weather.
You may have noticed a bit of a haze in the sky on Sunday. This is from continued wildfires that are burning in central Canada, and we will see this again on Monday.
A warm front moving through this evening will bring more mugginess to the air once again, as dew points rise through the 60s, along with a few light showers.
The bulk of the wildfire smoke we have seen this season has been due to the fires over Canada, and another round of wildfire smoke is forecasted to return to Rochester this weekend.
The First Alert weather team and meteorologist Alex Bielfeld looked into the trends going back decades.