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Much cooler in the FLX this weekend

The heat from yesterday was just a flash in the pan. As expected, numerous places approached or exceeded their 2014 maximum temperatures. Rochester had its hottest day of 2014 by a few degrees, topping out at 92º when it had not previously gotten above 89º.That is all gone now as a cold front approaches the region. Temperatures are still quite mild this morning, with widespread upper 60s and a few 70s. These temperatures might rise a couple of degrees this morning, but should fall this afternoon as the front passes from northwest to southeast. By this evening, some locations may only be in the 50s, with low overnight well into the 40s.As for precipitation, that is where the forecast becomes a bit tricky. The forecast is complicated by the slow moving nature of the front and the existence of showers left over from some big thunderstorms over the Upper Great Lakes last night.Eventually, more thunderstorms will fire along the front today, but it appears as if that will happen to the south and east of the Finger Lakes. Instead, we can expect some on and off showers, especially in the morning, but likely lingering into the afternoon as well. There may be a bigger cluster or briefly heavier shower, but for the most part, I think the showers will remain scattered and light.In other words, today should not be a washout by any means. Not a great day, but not terrible either. There should be some decent breaks in the rain, and total rainfall amounts may end up meager for many locations.This system will depart tonight, leaving us with a sunny, comfortable Sunday.For the latest local forecast, conditions, and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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