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Temperatures hit 80 degrees Wednesday afternoon in Rochester for the first time in one week! This will begin a trend that likely lasts through much of the month as we expect afternoon highs to run at or above average through next week and beyond. We’ll find temperatures drop into the low 60s this evening under mostly clear skies as high pressure continues to dominate the forecast.
Surface high pressure starts to work east into the Atlantic Ocean by Thursday with morning temperatures starting in the upper 50s and low 60s. With high pressure more directly overhead, that should allow for even warmer temperatures during the day that likely get into the lower and middle 80s. A lake breeze will keep those lakeside a touch cooler. Sun dominates into Friday and we will again get middle 80s for highs with a slight increase in humidity. A rogue shower could pop up in the afternoon during prime heating time, but nearly all will remain dry. If you’re looking for raindrops, Saturday looks to be your best bet.
THE WEEKEND: A weak boundary approaches the Great Lakes Friday night into Saturday. This front lacks any significant forcing and cold air, so while it looks to have a minimal impact, that impact may come as a few showers Saturday afternoon and evening. While timing could change, it looks like the boundary moves across the region sometime overnight into Sunday. That will keep the threat for rain showers and will also drop temperatures Sunday into the lower 80s. This doesn’t last long as the front surges back northward Sunday night into Monday.
That opens the door for 90s to return. We expect Monday high temperatures to hit 90° with humidity making it feel like the lower and even mid 90s. Scattered showers and storms return by Tuesday. We know temperatures remain above average through the week, but uncertainty exists on whether or not we stay in the 90s or drop a bit into the lower and middle 80s.
~News 8 Weather Team