Lilac Festival Forecast: A look ahead into the upcoming weekend

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The annual Lilac Festival has finally made its return this year. With many of us itching to get outside to enjoy this beautiful outdoor event, let’s break down what to expect weather wise for the upcoming festival dates including the weekend and beyond:

An expansive area of high pressure moving in from the west will provide day to day warmth and fair weather throughout the entire weekend. This means temperatures climbing into the upper 60s and low 70s Friday through Sunday with limited chances for rain. It’s the best weekend weather wise for the festival so far!



The weekend overall will be a dry one outside of an isolated shower to fire off lake breeze boundary south of Lake Ontario. Best chances to see one of these showers will be on Sunday, but should remain south towards the Finger Lakes.


We’re now looking at more than decent chances at seeing above average temperatures heading into the weekend, which means we’re back to seeing 60s for highs. The average high for this time of year in Rochester is nearly 70 degrees, and we’ll likely get close to that by the time we reach the end of the weekend. We also have drier air in place, which only help keep rain chances at a minimum.

We may see a few showers develop driven by a lake breeze boundary, but the weekend should be spent nearly rain free.

The weekend forecast page link below will update as our News 8 Weather Team provides daily updates to the 8-day forecast.

Extended News 8 forecast HERE.

Make sure to keep up to date with this page as trends change and the latest data comes in.

~Meteorologist Christine Gregory

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