First Alert Forecast: Cool, dry weather will dominate WNY for the start the week

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Clearing skies, diminishing winds and very dry air is now moving across Western New York.  As a result, it appears we have all the right ingredients for chilly temperatures for this Sunday night.  A large area of high pressure will be anchored from the western Great Lakes extending across Rochester into northern New England.  This will bring an extended period clear conditions through the middle of the week.

Tonight look for clear, starlit skies.  As the temperature drops, there is a frost advisory posted for all of Western New York starting at 10:00 p.m. and lasts until 9 :00 a.m. Monday.  It will be one of the coldest nights of the season as the mercury falls into the mid 30s for communities located away from Lake Ontario and south of Rochester. 

Monday will feature bright sunshine and less wind.  After a chilly start, the temperature will rise into the upper 50s, eventually closing in on 60 degrees. There will be more sunshine for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a slow warming trend through the week.  Tuesday is expected to reach the lower 60s and then the temperature will push near 70 degrees for Wednesday and Thursday. The first chance for any rain is not until Thursday night and Friday.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert Weather for any updates to the forecast.