First Alert Weather: Snow season is off to a slow start

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – After a day full of December sunshine you may be wondering, where is the snow? 

No doubt the snow season is off to a very slow start in Rochester. Typically, at this point in the season, the Rochester airport has already measured 10.6 inches of snow. Granted, it is a small sample size considering it is only early December, but thus far the Rochester Airport is running some 6 inches below normal. In the short term, the snowfall deficit will continue. In the longer term, our weather pattern may be more favorable for snowfall later in the week.

Tonight, it will be mainly clear and the temperature will fall into the upper 20s. Monday will bring more sunshine for the morning and then clouds will begin to increase for the afternoon. It will turn a little milder with high temperature in the upper 40s. Tuesday and Wednesday will bring more clouds and the chance of a few spotty rain showers.  Again, the mercury for both days will rise into the middle 40s. 

Thursday looks to be mainly dry with the temperature in the lower 40s. But by Friday, rain will change to wet snow and the temperature will remain in the upper 30s. Saturday, we expect occasional wet snow showers and with a gusty wind the temperature will be chilly with readings in the upper 30s.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert for updates on the forecast.