First Alert Weather: Showers tapering tonight

First Alert Weather: Showers tapering tonight Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 12, 2021 03:17 PM
Created: April 12, 2021 06:55 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We ended last week in a moderate drought, and picked up a solid half-inch to 1" of area-wide rain on Sunday, with some locations seeing even more than that. That will certainly put a big dent in our drought conditions.

That being said, many of us are ready to dry things out again, and we will. Showers will taper overnight, with just a few lingering, much lighter showers on Tuesday. Temperatures on Tuesday will start off in the mid-40s and make it into the upper 50s and lower 60s by afternoon with just a few passing showers.

Wednesday looks mainly dry with some sun and temperatures in the lower 60s.

Another area of low pressure will cut across the Great Lakes on Thursday, bringing yet another round of rain to the area, but this should keep moving, as opposed to stalling out, so rainfall should be more manageable. Enough colder air may wrap into the system to produce some elevation wet snow in eastern NYS, but we should remain all liquid.

Those showers will come to an end on Friday, but temperatures will drop back below average by the end of the week, with the upper 40s and lower 50s for highs.

The weekend: The upcoming is looking decent, with dry weather and seasonable temperatures Saturday, and perhaps a few light showers on Sunday. Both days will feature seasonable temperatures in the 50s.

There are signs of another shot of chillier air NEXT week, with perhaps some wet flakes possible in the higher terrain. This far out, it is simply something we'll keep an eye on. 

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