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Wednesday, May 30

So Much Nicer!

Written by John DiPasquale:

Well, the large damaging hail & winds of yesterday afternoon to the south & east of Rochester proper are just a memory, along with limbs, leaves & trees littering some neighborhoods.  Thankfully we can rest easy today with a more stable & comfortable air mass building in from the northwest.  Also, will be finding out from the NWS out of Binghamton at some point later today whether or not storm produced a tornado/microburst around 130 in Seneca Falls, Waterloo & Fayette.   

All together now, AHHH....I don't know about all you bloggers, but I am definitely loving the cooler & drier air mass that is replacing the steam of yesterday & Monday.  Great stuff!  The temperatures on your Wednesday afternoon will be well into the 70s, with dew point readings dropping into the 40s & low 50s & a refreshing breeze to boot, which makes it one of those days you don't want to end.  Get out & enjoy! 

If you look at the 12 o'clock numbers over the upper Great Lakes though, notice readings are only in the upper 40s to mid 50s!  That air mass in a somewhat modified state will be blowing in here late tonight into our Thursday in the wake of a reinforcing shot of cooler air coming through tonight.  Highs on Thursday will only reach the mid 60s, despite some late May sun!  Have the light jackets/fleece's/sweatshirts handy. 

Late Thursday night into Friday we will be watching a storm developing & coming out of the south.  At this point, the exact track of the storm is certainly not certain, but it looks like it will be moving right overhead or just off to the west.  Either way, much of Friday should be cool & wet or turning soggy.  If the storm moves far enough to the west later in the day into Friday night, we will likely experience a temperature spike late to around 70 or higher. 

Beyond Friday night into the first weekend of June, believe it or not, I do expect there to be a few scattered showers/storm around both Saturday & a little more so on Sunday.  No day this weekend looks to be a washout with even some intervals of sun, which is great news for any outdoor plans you may have.  Just keep an eye the sky in order to stay dry.  Temperatures will be at or below average through the weekend with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.  The cooler weather will try to stick around right into, & possibly through next week.  Stay tuned.

Have a nice day & night WNY!


  1. It looks like the heaviest rain will go West and North according to the GFS. Do you agree? That would be great news.

  2. We could use some rain, though. But a nice soft soaking rain. Not like the cloud-burst we had Tuesday.

  3. Good Afternoon Everyone!

    Latest data seems to suggest that we will experience some heavy rain & maybe a few embedded t-storms late Friday & Friday night. GFS is putting out a good 1 to 2+" of rain during that period, which we could use, but I believe some of it will come in the form of downpours. Stay tuned over the next 24 hours to Scott tonight & Stacey & Scott tomorrow with updates on this pending rain storm. The good news is that the weekend should dry some, & expect a mainly dry Saturday with just a shower or two possible early & later in the day. Sunday will likely feature a few scattered showers/storm due to some wrap around moisture, some upper level energy & a pocket of colder air aloft expected to be overhead. Temperatures will likely peak in the mid & upper 60s Saturday, but should be near 70 Sunday. Definitely not pool weather, unless you have a heated pool maybe.

    Have a great weekend Anonymous & bloggers!!

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    John DiPasquale


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