First Alert: Tracking some rain Thursday and then falling temps and snow on Friday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — After another cold winter day with a few flurries and lake flakes we will see a big change in the pattern tomorrow.

A gusty south wind will develop Wednesday and that will help to send our temps into the 40s to near 50 degrees tomorrow. The weather stays mild Thursday but rain will arrive.

The rain and warmth will cause significant snow melt and the runoff combined with rainfall may cause some local flood concerns. One thing we need to watch will be creeks and streams to see if any ice breaks up and that can cause ice jam flooding. The threat for that is higher to our west out near Buffalo. For now Threat Tracker will remain green on Thursday as significant flooding does not seem likely in Rochester.

Looking ahead to Friday as temps drop we will be seeing some snow with a few inches possible. On top of the snow we need to watch for a freeze as leftover water from the rain and melting snow will ice up on Friday. We may need to issue a Yellow Alert for wintry conditions Friday morning.

After that the weekend will feature seasonable winter weather in the 30s with snow showers.

Stay tuned to News10NBC for updates on the rain and snow threat to end the week and any changes to our Threat Tracker moving forward.


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