First Alert Weather: Brief showers Friday, remaining mild

First Alert Weather: Brief showers Friday, remaining mild Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 08, 2021 03:21 PM
Created: April 08, 2021 07:41 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As promised, Thursday was spectacular, with abundant sunshine and well above average temperatures.

The average high is in the lower 50s and we soared into the upper 70s. The record stands at 80 degrees for April 8, set back in 1991. A stalled-out area of low pressure will slowly throw a little moisture at us on Friday, with a few showers late morning into the early afternoon, and we'll see a bit more in the way of clouds. Still, a decent day with highs approaching 70.

Saturday is another winner, and certainly the winner of the weekend for outdoor activities. Highs will once again approach 75-80 across the area with plenty of sun, at least to start. Clouds will thicken up during the afternoon and evening, but any rain will hold off until Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Sunday should start off rather wet, with a wave of rain. That will end, and if we pop into some sun, we could see a few afternoon thundershowers firing up. Temperatures will drop back into the upper 60s to near 70.

Next week: Our warm and dry pattern slowly breaks down next week, with more unsettled weather. This means chances for showers nearly each day, but no day will be a washout by any stretch of the imagination. Highs will fall back through the 60s early week, 50s mid-week, and perhaps some upper 40s to start by the end of next week.

So, we will fall back to average or slightly below average through the week next week.

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