First Alert Weather: Yellow Alert dropped, but flakes continue tonight

First Alert Weather: Yellow Alert dropped, but flakes continue tonight Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 21, 2021 03:58 PM
Created: April 21, 2021 12:50 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Yellow Alert that was in place for the area-wide snow earlier Wednesday has been dropped, but we'll continue to see bursts of lake effect snow tonight. Rochester set a new daily snowfall record of 2.8", breaking the old record for today's date of 1.5" set back in 1978.

Colder air will stream in tonight, allowing lake effect snow to continue off and on overnight, and into early Thursday. As far as additional accumulations go, most should see less than 1" through midday Thursday. The bigger weather story on Thursday will be the chilly wind. Temperatures will flirt with 40, but feel more like the 20s, thanks to a gusty wind out of the northwest, with some gusts 30-40 mph.

This isn't enough to bring any limbs down, but it'll certainly be noticeable, and knock over some trash bins if Thursday is your trash day. 

We'll see improving weather on Friday, with temperatures back into the 50, along with plenty of sun. The one caveat will be a bit of breeze once again.

The weekend: Saturday will be the better weekend day with sun to start, then clouds increasing in the afternoon. Some rain will be moving in, but at this point, should hold off until after sunset. Most rain falls overnight into Sunday morning, then ends during the first half of the day. Gusty winds will blow during the afternoon as cooler air blows in again.

Next week: We'll start off a little cool with highs near 50 on Monday, but we should surge through the 60s and into the 70s by mid to late week.

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