First Alert Weather: Heavy rain today followed by a continued unsettled weather pattern

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The First Alert Weather Team will continue the Yellow Alert for Saturday and into tonight with the threat of heavy rain and flash flooding.

Also, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the threat of flash flooding with rainfall accumulation near 3" for localized areas. Rain will remain on the light and moderate side this morning before heavier rain moves in this afternoon. Rainfall rates will be near 1"/hr for some and limit visibility on area roadways. Pooling and ponding will also occur on roadways along with the chance for flooded roads. Heavy to moderate rain will continue this afternoon and early tonight before we transition over to scattered showers by Sunday morning. Scattered showers and cloudy skies are expected through Sunday and rainfall totals will be between 1"-2" with localized amounts near or over 3." the unsettled weather pattern will likely continue into next week as well.

Each and every day this upcoming work week, there is the chance for either a shower or thunderstorm. A cold front will approach from the north early this week and bring the threat for an afternoon thunderstorm Monday and Tuesday. The better chance for a storm will be Tuesday afternoon as the front pushes through, and we will be tracking the possibility of stronger storms rolling through Tuesday. Temperatures behind this cold front will also drop back into the 70s before another cold front with shower chances moves in on Friday.


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