First Alert Weather: Flooding rain will slowly taper overnight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A steady, moderate rainfall today has produced flooding from Rochester including many locations east of the Genesee Valley into the Finger Lakes.

Many area creeks and streams are at or near the flood stage. Irondequoit Creek is expected to produce widespread flooding at Ellison Park during the next 24 hours. A flood warning is now posted for Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne Counties through this evening. Many communities through the Finger Lakes have seen over two inches of rain during the last 48 hours with more rain expected this evening.

However, this steady rain will taper to showers by midnight and should pull away and end altogether by sunrise Wednesday morning. We’ll then get two days to dry out with dry weather both Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will feature clouds to some afternoon sun and a mix of clouds and sun on Thursday. Our next storm system will move in on Friday. We’ll start the day off dry, but another round of rain will be moving in by the afternoon. Friday won’t be a washout like Tuesday was, but we’ll see a period of steady rain later Friday, and more scattered showers on Saturday.

Halloween Forecast: This next storm system will likely keep a few light showers around Sunday morning, but we should see a mostly cloudy and mostly dry evening for Trick or Treating. Temperatures should be in the lower 50s as the sun goes down. So, a quiet Halloween evening is in the cards this year.

Looking ahead to next week, we’ll likely get out coldest air of the season, with some showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. There’s a good chance it’ll be chillier enough for some wet flakes to mix in late Tuesday into early Wednesday, primarily in the higher terrain south of Rochester. A sloppy coating is possible in these spots, but we don’t have our first flakes of the season in the forecast for Rochester… yet.


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