First Alert Weather: Storms fizzle, showers remain overnight

First Alert Weather: Storms fizzle, showers remain overnight Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: May 04, 2021 04:10 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 07:15 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The air has had more of a spring feel to it this Tuesday (away from Lake Ontario), with temperatures into the 70s and more moisture. Any storms developing in this atmosphere, mainly south of the city, will fizzle before midnight, and we'll be left with scattered showers.

Wednesday won't be a washout, but it'll be another day of rain across the region. A wave of low pressure will pass by to our south, keeping the steadiest rain south of the Thruway, and a few showers north. Once the showers move out, cooler air will move in, and this will arrive with wind gusts to 30 mph as temperatures drop back through the 40s into the 40s late.

Thursday still appears to be the only dry weekday this week, with some sun and cool, but pleasant conditions. Take advantage of it!

Another low moves in on Friday, and this one will bring another round of rain showers, but some wet flakes will mix in in the higher terrain of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Temperatures on Friday will try to hit 50, but most of the day will be spent in the 40s.

The weekend: It won't be warm, but it'll be a bit drier on Saturday, with a mostly cloudy sky and the slight chance of a shower. We're watching a storm system that is slated to pass by to our south on Mother's Day. That means at this point, the wettest weather is expected south of Rochester. With this forecast still five days out, stay with News10NBC as we continue to track this system, and hopefully, keep Mother's Day dry for all the fabulous moms out there!

If you're looking for sustained warmer weather, we don't see it in the next week or two. The longer-range temperature continues to trend toward the "cooler than average" side of the range.


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