ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) -
DECEMBER SNOW: 6.9"
SEASONAL SNOW: 24.4"
SATURDAY SUNRISE: 7:35 AM
SATURDAY SUNSET: 4:36 PM
A southerly wind is keeping temperatures in the 40s this evening. Winds calm overnight and temperatures will stay in the lower 30s, which is mild for mid-December standards. Some low level moisture may hover right at the surface and provide for a bit of fog going into the weekend. Saturday will be another day filled with clouds as moisture continues to filter in from the east. We will be well north of a storm system that brings heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic. Temperatures will not be as warm as today, but will still be just above average at around 40°. The storm system's very northern edge will just pass through New York State Saturday night and into Sunday bringing the chance for light rain showers and a hint of wintry precipitation mixed in at higher elevations further south. This threat for some precipitation will continue throughout Sunday focused south of the thruway. Those along the lake shore will likely stay dry the entirety of the weekend. A large trough of cold air will have been brewing in Canada through the weekend and will plunge southward toward the region Sunday night and into Monday. This will keep temperatures in the 30s Monday with a strong wind out of the north and we will have snow showers with minor accumulations through Monday night. The colder air lingers into Tuesday and a bit of calm takes over Wednesday into Thursday. We will watch next weekend for the chance of a storm that could bring a rain snow mix. The pattern going into the 25th does look on the cold and snowy side, so there is a better than average chance that we get a white Christmas. Average is 55%.
TONIGHT: Cloudy and calm with relatively mild temperatures.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies.
WIND: SE 10-15 mph
SUNDAY: Chance for a few more showers, mainly south. Most should stay dry.
WIND: E 5-15 mph
MONDAY: Blast of cold air with snow showers. Minor accumulations can be expected. Windy!
WIND: N 20-25 mph
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