First Alert Forecast: The Warm Weather is Just a Memory When You See the Forecast

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The remnants of Hurricane Nicole brought a record amount of rainfall to Rochester yesterday. Most areas measured between 1.5 inches to 3 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.  This storm has helped to produce a major change in the weather pattern that will be felt through the next ten days for Western New York.  We expect it will feel and even look a little like early winter in the coming week.

Tonight look for passing rain showers and as it get colder there will be a few wet flurries mixing in over the higher elevation of the Southern Tier of New York State.  Even a coating of snow is possible over the hilltops of Wyoming County by morning. The low temperature will be in the middle to upper 30s.  Sunday will be a similar forecast with mainly gray skies and a passing rain or wet snow shower possible.  A minor accumulation is expected in the higher elevations.  It will be a gusty wind with a high temperature only within a few degrees of 40.  If you are heading out to the Bills game at Highmark Stadium tomorrow plan on dressing for conditions that will feel more like the end of November or even early December.

Our weather may dry-out somewhat on Tuesday, but more lake effect rain and wet snow showers are likely for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  In fact, the early winter conditions are expected to persist into next weekend.  Each day the temperature will struggle to reach 40 degrees and most nights will drop into the upper 20s.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert weather for updates on the forecast.