First Alert Weather: Clouds & showers return

First Alert Weather: Clouds & showers return Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: January 13, 2021 04:13 PM
Created: January 13, 2021 12:47 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The few hours of sunshine we saw Wednesday afternoon was certainly a welcomed sight! But, it won't last.

Clouds roll back in overnight, along with a few mixed rain or wet snow showers by morning. This shouldn't be a big deal, and won't have a big impact on morning commutes.

The clouds will hang tough on Thursday, with off and on scattered rain and wet snow showers, but no accumulation is expected. Friday also remains mostly cloudy, but most of the day is dry, before some rain showers move in by later afternoon and evening.

Rain will mix with and change over to some wet snow showers by morning, with a coating to an inch possible in the Finger Lakes by Saturday morning as the moisture pulls away, and temperatures cool enough. Speaking of temperatures, highs on Thursday hold in the upper 30s to near 40, with mid-40s on Friday.

The weekend: Any snow ends on Saturday, with mostly dry weather the rest of the day. One thing we will be watching is a little lake effect snow developing off of Lake Erie as the temperatures turn colder. We'll fall through the 30s on Saturday, but any lake effect should be limited to areas well south and west of Rochester, including the Buffalo area and Orchard Park.

So, snow may be a minor impact on the Bills game Saturday night, but at this point, accumulating snow isn't expected. Stay tuned! Winds will be a bit breezy Saturday evening, with some gusts 20-25, so not too bad.

Sunday will feature a seasonable chill and some light lake effect snow, with a minor accumulation possible, even across the Rochester area.

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