First Alert Weather: Fall arrives with autumn air

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Fall officially arrives at 9:03 p.m. Thursday, but the autumn air is already here.

Temperatures fall into the 40s overnight with a good deal of clouds, a cool breeze and some passing lake rain showers. Any showers lingering early Friday morning shouldn’t last long, and we’ll break into lots of sunshine by the afternoon. But we’ll keep that cool breeze with temperatures in the 50s throughout the day, despite that blue sky. Overnight lows drop into the lower 40s away from Lake Ontario Saturday morning, with some spots well south likely dipping into the 30s! Saturday will be the nicer weekend day with highs in the 60s, dry weather and some sunshine. Meanwhile, showers develop on Sunday, with periods of rain continuing off and on through the first half of next week.

Temperatures will remain on the cooler side for the next week or so, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s through much of next week. While it is still more than a week away, we’re keeping an eye on the next potential tropical system, which may strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico next week. There are some indications that it may track up the east coast, which may spread some tropical rain into our region by next weekend. There are still many questions regarding the track of this, so at this point, it is simply something to keep tabs on. In the meantime, fall is here to stay!