First Alert Forecast: Locally heavy rain tonight and Monday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Mother Nature is giving us exactly what we need – rain! And some spots will see quite a bit of it.

An initial batch of rain and storms moving in ahead of the main system will deliver an initial batch of moisture, perhaps some gusty wind with any storm.

The main batch of rain moves in overnight, with steady showers and embedded thunder. Most areas will see about a half inch of rain Sunday night into Monday morning, with up to 1" of rain possible under any convection. The steadiest rain tapers, with the afternoon seeing more of a scattered shower/thunder threat.

This will continue to produce pockets of heavy rain in any storm. Severe weather isn’t expected, and our flood threat is low. Still, any area that happens to pick up on several rounds of storms has the potential for some ponding on roads and underpasses. Overall, expect a half inch to inch of much needed rain over the next 24 hours.

Our air turns quite soupy, with dew points in the 70s on Monday, and only falling back into the mid and upper 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will remain quite warm next week, with highs well into the 80s on Tuesday, and into the lower 90s on Wednesday.

This will make it feel more like the mid, maybe upper 90s on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday may see an isolated shower or storm threat during the afternoon or evening, but overall much drier weather. Wednesday will likely see a better chance for a few storms later in the day as a cold front approaches. This front clears on Thursday, with lower humidity and more comfortable air to end the work week.


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