First Alert Weather Update: Mild air, but gray skies around Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Our gloomy pattern continues into the middle of the week, thanks to a stalled boundary just to our north. We’ll be on the milder side of this front tonight, with temperatures actually climbing a few degrees into the upper 40s by Wednesday morning. The abundance of clouds will only produce a few light scattered rain showers tonight into Wednesday morning. That front slowly sags south on Wednesday, with temperatures also slowly dropping during the afternoon hours. We’ll hold in the 30s for much of Thursday, with a little mist, drizzle or light flurries, but nothing that’ll accumulate or impact roads. 

We’re looking forward to maybe a few hours of sun returning on Friday! A weak system will drop south of the area Friday into Saturday, with little to no impact on us, but another weak disturbance may bring a mix of rain and wet snow showers on Sunday. At this point, the best chance of a minor accumulation is south of Rochester in the higher terrain of the Southern Tier. We’re tracking the potential for a stronger storm by the middle to end of next week, which may bring a surge of (briefly) milder air, some rain, and possibly some snow on the back side of the storm as it departs. We’ll keep you posted if this is something that could impact roads or travel next week.