First Alert Weather: Chilly showers & wet flakes Friday

First Alert Weather: Chilly showers & wet flakes Friday Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 15, 2021 04:22 PM
Created: April 15, 2021 07:39 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — April has been a warm month so far, at 6 degrees warmer than average as a whole, but that will change for the second half of the month.

A storm system weakening over the Great Lakes and a secondary low developing along the coast is bringing heavy rain and accumulating wet snow to some of the higher elevations in the Northeast.

For us, it'll mostly be just a chilly and showery end to the week. Scattered rain showers will mix with some wet snow showers, primarily south of Rochester, with a coating of sloppy snow possible in the higher terrain of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Some flakes may fly close to Rochester Friday morning, but nothing that will accumulate, and we'll quickly see a changeover to plain old rain showers. Temperatures on Friday start off in the 30s and end in the mid-40s with lots of clouds.

The weekend will see some nice improvement. We'll start cloudy on Saturday, but some breaks of sun will return by afternoon, and temperatures climb back into the lower half of the 50s. Sunday may see a few brief rain showers, but the majority of the day will be rain-free, and more seasonable with highs in the mid-50s.

Next week: If you're looking for that nice warm air in the 70s, keep looking. The second half of the month will remain slightly cooler than average. Highs will hold in the mid to upper 50s to start next week, but a cold front will knock us back into the lower 50s on Wednesday, and another one late-week keeping us in the upper 40s and lower 50s. 

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