Western New Yorkers often wait through months of snow and ice until April or May to break out the sandals, the boats, the grills and the sundresses, but that's not the case this year.
This week, warm and sunny weather in Rochester could break more records with temperatures nearing 80 degrees.
Today, temperatures will hover in the 70s, with possible showers and thunderstorms hitting later in the day. Monday could see similar patterns.
But by Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures will be in the upper 70s, with lows predicted in the upper 50s, positioning to break record highs for March temperatures in the area.
The heat wave may not last long, with temperatures dropping off to the upper 60s on Friday and Saturday of this week, and the possibility of scattered showers.