First Alert Weather: Heavy rain on the way tonight, followed by weekend showers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Yellow Alert remains up for a period of heavy rain moving in tonight, which may lead to another round of localized flooding and wet basements.

The heaviest rain will fall within a few hours of midnight, then taper to scattered showers for the rest of the overnight. So, while the heaviest rain should only last for a few hours, the rain will come down quickly during that time, with many spots picking up an additional inch+ of rain by Saturday morning.

This may cause local creeks and streams to run high or even overflow their banks again. Saturday won’t be a washout, but we will see off and on showers through the day, Saturday night and into the start of Sunday. If you are partaking in trick-or-treating on Sunday evening, most of the showers should be out of here, with a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures near 50 around sunset Sunday.

A weak cold front moving in on Monday will produce a few lake-enhanced rain showers Monday through Wednesday, with temperatures warm enough for all liquid Monday and Tuesday, but some flakes may mix in by Wednesday. No accumulation is expected for the Rochester area and Finger Lakes, but we may see a better chance for some flakes to stick by the end of next week. This is still about a week away, with many details left to iron out. So, as we say… stay tuned!


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