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Overcast in the Forecast

Yet another cloudy day in Rochester makes us long for the sun, which we haven't fully seen since a week ago on January 21! Though it seems like an unusually long grey stretch, these cloudy skies are actually pretty seasonal for this time of year.

On average, 46% of January and February days in Rochester are overcast! And if we stick to the average trends, unfortunately it'll get worse before it gets better as we head towards spring. Remembering weeks like this really makes us appreciate days of sunshine in July! However, on average Rochester spends 151 days under cloud cover each year; that's 41% of the year!

Tonight those clouds will be sticking with us, and we'll cool down into the upper teens. We'll see more of the same for Wednesday before our next system begins to move through on Thursday. This system is weak, and will mostly just be bringing some flurries to the area Thursday afternoon into Friday. The slight accumulation with this system will be melted quickly as we warm up for the weekend!

As we move through the weekend warm temperatures will make their way north, melting the snow-pack as they do. We could be nearing 40 degrees on Sunday so the snowman in your front yard might look more like an abstract art piece by Monday morning.

Amanda Morgan

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