Weather forecast: Light rain to kick off the weekend

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Detailed forecast for Rochester, the Lakeshore & Finger Lakes

A large and complex low-pressure system moving over the Great Lakes and across New England and will keep our temperatures cool with scattered showers around. Some of those rain showers are mixed in with snow showers.

Some areas from Dansville over into the Bristol hills have seen an inch or so of slushy snow. Heavy snow is falling as this nor’easter sits over the east coast over Cape Cod. Strong winds combined with heavy snow means a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for many across Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Some of these areas may see close to a foot of snow. While snow is not rare for April, it is rare to see such an impactful storm this late in the season.

The storm system moves out Friday afternoon, but you’ll want to keep the extra layers on as cooler air lingers into Saturday. Temperatures start out in the 30s Saturday morning with afternoon highs only reaching the lower 50s. Mostly cloudy skies hold to start and end the weekend as a weak trough in the jet stream moves in on Sunday. This will provide just enough forcing to pop off an isolated shower towards the end of the weekend, but most will remain dry with afternoon highs climbing into the middle 50s. 

Earth week looks like a busy one in the weather department. An isolated shower is possible Monday as an impactful cold front approaches the region. Rain and snow showers along the front will move in sometime Tuesday and last through Wednesday. Models disagree on the timing of this front, but they do agree on the cold air and ability of the system to bring a few flakes. Temperatures will drop below average with highs in the 40s to around 50° next week.

~News 8 Weather Team

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