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Friday, July 20

The Record Setting Pace Contines this Month

Written by John DiPasquale:

Wow!  What a stat above!  We are on pace for it to be the driest July ever recorded here in Rochester with just a week & a half to go before we exit this month. 

Not much rain to write home about over the last 24 hours, except there was at least a tenth to a quarter of an inch across parts of the Finger Lakes, mainly the Southern Finger Lakes.  Unfortunately, just a trace here in Rochester over the last 24 hours.  Low pressure aloft & down at the ground down to the south responsible for the showers will slowly continue to pull away & weaken, which will allow high pressure to build in from the northwest later today & more so tonight & tomorrow.  This will mean some developing sun later today, & a very nice summer's day Saturday with highs to begin the weekend between 80 & 85. 

On Sunday, a warmer, more moist southwest flow will heat us up more & provide a slight risk for a few pop up scattered showers & storms later in the day to end the weekend.  Highs on Sunday should push well up into the 80s.    

Early next week will feature more heat & humidity with a few scattered showers & storms around through early Tuesday, but at this point it looks like the shower/storm activity will be kind of far & few between.  Hopefully this changes between now & then, otherwise little to no rain will be falling for the next week or so at least!  A strong cold front will blow through late Monday night/Tuesday morning & in it's wake it will turn much cooler & less humid with a good amount of sun expected to shine from later Tuesday through at least Thursday, if not Friday.  Highs will go from near 90 Monday to closer to 80 Tuesday & into the 70s potentially next Wednesday & Thursday.  This is great news for outdoor plans, but not for all of you with agricultural interest and your lawns.  Stay tuned to News 8 throughout the weekend to see if any changes occur with this forecast.   

Have a great day & weekend WNY!


  1. I say let's Break the 1933 record.

  2. Anyone remember 1988 summer weather? I sure do. I was giving birth on Aug 1, and it stayed hot and muggy throughout the entire month. My baby and I were rather miserable - spent lots of time in the bathtub!

  3. The NWS is talking about a drought buster on Thursday and Friday with the potential for 2-3 inches of rain.


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