First Alert Weather: April snow on the way

First Alert Weather: April snow on the way Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 19, 2021 04:57 PM
Created: April 19, 2021 04:56 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — I hope you enjoyed the milder air and a bit of sun Monday, because things are changing drastically by midweek.

A cold front will sag south overnight, with some rain showers moving in after midnight. Temperatures will drop toward 40 by Tuesday morning. Any lingering rain showers early Tuesday will be gone early, and we'll just be left with a mostly cloudy sky, a brisk breeze and temperatures closer to 50.

Then, a stronger wave of low pressure will ride up along that same boundary Tuesday night into Wednesday. This will spread some light snow into the region by early Wednesday morning. Snow will continue into at least the first part of Wednesday before tapering a bit and becoming more scattered.

If this was the middle of winter, this would easily be a plowable snow, but temperatures will just be borderline for accumulating snow, and strong April sun will work against accumulation. That being said, expect a minor accumulation of an inch or so by Wednesday morning, with some coated roads. This may have some impact on the morning commute. It'll be harder to see accumulating snow on the roads during the day, as the strong April sun will help to melt any snow on pavement, but we'll likely see another inch or two of accumulation on the grass.

Thursday turns blustery and chilly with any lingering flakes ending. Temperatures on Thursday should make it close to 40, but it'll feel more like the lower 30s and upper 20s thanks to a brisk wind.

We'll see improving weather on Friday with some sun and temperatures back in the lower 50s, with dry weather continuing into Saturday. Some showers will likely work in by Sunday morning, but shouldn't last all day Sunday.

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