Weather Update: Temperatures and rain chances going up on Monday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The second half of the weekend was noticeably warmer and more muggy than the start of it, but still nice with dry weather and some sun. Temperatures peak on Monday, with highs up near 90 and more humidity ahead of our next storm system. The majority of the day will be dry, but a few isolated showers or thunder are possible during the afternoon, with a better chance for some storms closer to sunset, especially west of Rochester, closer to Buffalo. This round of storms is expected to weaken as it moves into the Rochester region, but a few showers or storms are likely Monday night.

A cold front sweeping through on Tuesday will bring a better chance for showers and some storms. A good deal of cloud cover is expected, which should help to limit instability. If we break into some decent sunshine late morning into the early afternoon, we could see a gusty storm or two. The best chance of this at this point is east, closer to central and eastern NYS, so we’re green on the Threat Tracker. Tuesday still needs to be monitored for storm strength, and be prepared for head indoors if a thunderstorm develops overhead. Following Tuesday’s cold front, temperatures drop into the 70s for highs on Wednesday with a fresher breeze, and may not make it out of the 60s on Thursday! It may be cool enough for a lake response from Lake Ontario with some clouds and perhaps a few lake rain showers early. Perfect timing as we welcome in September, and┬ámeteorological fall on Thursday.