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Plenty of Summer Warmth This Week

We have another bright, warm, and generally pleasant day ahead as we start the workweek with weather that is more reminiscent of August than the second half of September. Gusty south winds will help warm temperatures into the mid-80s this afternoon. A few thin clouds will filter our sunshine as a warm front moves through during the afternoon hours, but rain chances will stay out of the weather picture for the first part of the week.

We’ll have another breezy and warm day Tuesday with occasional sun and clouds ahead of a storm system and its associated cold front that will be approaching from the west.

That front will trigger showers and thunderstorms late Tuesday night and for much of Wednesday, but even so, we’ll still manage high temperatures around 80 degrees Wednesday thanks to a mild southwest breeze. As it stands now, that may be the next opportunity for Rochester to set the record for annual rainfall as only about half an inch is needed to reach that record of 43.94 inches set in 1990. We may end up with half an inch or more of rainfall from that storm system.

A few light showers will hang around into Thursday with high temperatures in the upper 70s and occasional sunshine later in the day.

Another cold front will bring more rain chances and some thunder Friday afternoon through early Saturday. We’ll have gusty sunshine later in the day Saturday with high temperatures in the 70s. Cooler air will settle in for Sunday and next week meaning slightly more fall-like days will eventually return.

Ted Schmidt

Morning and Noon Meteorologist

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