Happy Easter, we’re off to Western New York to check out the forecast.
At 654PM, ET, Rochester was reporting a temperature of 34 degrees with light snow. A weak area of low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes strung a stationary front through western New York. A generally laminar jet was preventing the development of any strong systems, however the jet was an effective barrier to warm air, as was made apparent by the chilly temperatures and frozen precipitation.
The jet will be broad and have multiple parallel components, which will lead to a greatly distablized environment throughout the eastern Seaboard. A low level wave will move through the Ohio Valley and tap into that instability. Showers and storms will become evn more widespread on Tuesday, particularly south of western New York. Rochester will see a few showers on Monday, but on Tuesday, rain will be heavier and more persistent. Some flakes may mix in late in the day as temperatures cool aloft.
Tomorrow – Snow early, with rain arriving late. High 50, Low 31
Tuesday – Rain through the day, with a few flakes late. High 39, Low 53
TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy, early snow, High 57, Low 32
Tuesday – Showers, High 41, Low 36
AW: Tomorrow – Milder with occasional rain and drizzle High 54, Low 36
Tuesday – A thick cloud cover and colder with showers High 43, Low 37
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of rain and snow showers before 4pm, then rain showers likely. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, High 56, Low 33
Tuesday – Rain. High 37, Low 34
WB: Tomorrow – Snow showers likely with a chance of rain showers in the morning…Then rain showers likely in the afternoon. Little or no additional accumulation. High 55, Low 32
Tuesday – Rain High 37, Low 34
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers High 55, Low 36
Tuesday – Cloudy with Chance of Light Rain High 37, Low 34
FIO: Tomorrow – Overcast throughout the day. High 53, Low 34
Tuesday – Mixed precipitation in the morning and afternoon.High 40, Low 36
There will be quite a bit of shower activity SOUTH of Rochester, but the western New York town won’t miss out on the fun. Here is the local radar, showing that the rain, even right now, is just south of Rochester.