Our gray and unsettled weather pattern continues today as yet another storm system works its way across the region, keeping our skies cloudy and the threat of rain in the area. Expect light rain along and south of Interstate 90 through the afternoon and very early portion of the evening while Rochester and points to the north will see just a few sprinkles, but not much in the way of rain today. Rainfall totals won't be quite as impressive as Wednesday's half-inch to one-inch totals with less than a quarter-inch expected in the southern part of the area today and a trace amount to the north. High temperatures will be in the seasonably cool low to mid-40s with a light northeast breeze.
Shower chances will taper off during the evening hours tonight with a few breaks in the clouds later in the night. Overnight lows will be in the lower 30s and light northeast winds.
The next storm system to impact our area will take a little longer to bring rain chances into the area Friday, so temperatures will warm quickly to the upper 40s and lower 50s tomorrow. A few light rain showers will then develop late in the afternoon and evening as that larger system draws closer to the area.
Saturday is looking like a gray, breezy, and cool day with occasional rain throughout the day. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 40s with east winds occasionally reaching 30 to 40 miles per hour. A few thunderstorms will be possible later in the day as the center of that system pushes through the heart of the area. Rainfall totals may exceed half an inch.
Just a few snowflakes may mix in later Saturday night as temperatures dip into the 30s. Otherwise, spotty rain showers will hang around on the backside of the storm system. Those showers will taper off by mid-Sunday morning with sunshine then slowly breaking through in the early afternoon. Even with sunshine later in the day, we'll only manage temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s and it will feel even cooler thanks to a gusty northwest breeze that will follow the departing storm system.
Warmer air will build in for much of next week and high temperatures will be in the low to mid-50s for the most part. There will be a slight chance for rain showers Tuesday with a few more showers possible late next Thursday into Friday.