First Alert Weather: Dry start to Friday, but heavy rain makes a return

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’ve enjoyed a few nice, sunny and dry days, which has been very helpful in drying out yards, and allowing swollen creeks and streams to drop below flood stage.

But, another round of rain is incoming. We’ll remain dry overnight and into the first half of Friday before scattered showers move in Friday afternoon from south to north. Temperatures on Friday will be seasonable, in the mid-50s. Flooding won’t be a concern through Friday, but a wave of moderate to heavy rain will be moving in late Friday night, and into the early morning hours on Saturday. Another 1"+ of rain is possible by early Saturday morning, which may cause local creeks and streams to rise once again, and may cause some issues with wet basements.

A Yellow Alert is posted for Friday night into Saturday. Once the heaviest rain ends, we will still see scattered showers on Saturday, which may be problematic for families who are hoping to enjoy some outdoor Halloween activities on Saturday.

Halloween forecast: Showers will linger into Sunday morning, but all signs point to wet weather coming to an end by trick-or-treating time Sunday evening. Temperatures on Sunday will top out in the mid-50s, with lower 50s likely around sunset.

Winter next week?: The first half of next week will be fairly uneventful, with light and scattered lake enhanced rain showers as cooler air moves in aloft. But, there are some signs that we may see our first taste of winter later next week, with the potential development of an area of low pressure, which may bring some snow to the region by Thursday or Friday. This is still about a week away, and you should expect changes. But, it is something our First Alert Weather Team will be keeping an eye on.


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