First Alert Weather: Drying out Thursday, but eyeing our next rainfall late this week

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We’ve dried out since our record rainfall Tuesday, but the Irondequoit and Honeoye Creeks are still running at flood stage.

As such, flood warnings remain up this evening. Keep an eye out for water running over their banks, with some standing water in those typical flood-prone areas. With dry weather in the forecast for another day and a half, we’ll continue to see the water recede.

Speaking of dry weather, we’ll see a mainly clear sky and chilly air overnight, followed by a mix of sun and high clouds on Thursday. Thursday will be a pretty day, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

Most of Friday also remains dry, but our next storm system will move in later in the day. This will bring a wave of steady rain Friday night into early Saturday. There will be a period of moderate to heavy rain early Saturday morning, which may cause some minor flooding in areas that saw the heaviest rain on Tuesday, especially the Finger Lakes region.

At this point, we’re keeping an eye on the specifics — when the heaviest rainfalls, who see the heaviest rain, and how much rain will fall? This will not be a repeat of Tuesday, but it will bring another batch of soaking rain. The First Alert Weather Team will keep you up to date both on-air and online and if the forecast takes a turn for the wetter, a Yellow Alert may be needed for early Saturday.

Families may also be looking forward to some outdoor Halloween activities, which may be impacted by the rain. Any periods of rain will turn more scattered later on Saturday and into Sunday. In fact, Halloween evening itself still looks mainly dry for the little Trick or Treaters, with temperatures hovering near 50.

We’ll likely see our first little hint of winter next week, with a blast of chillier air, perhaps some wet flakes mixing in with rain showers, especially in the higher terrain by the middle of next week. At this point, no accumulating snow is in the cards for the immediate Rochester area.


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