First Alert Weather: Passing showers tonight, severe storm threat Tuesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A wave of rain to our south will try to lift northward tonight. The best chance of getting thunder and a downpour will be through the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes through the first part of tonight, then just a passing shower.

Rain chances will be going up for everybody on Tuesday. A Yellow Alert is up for the potential for strong to severe afternoon and evening thunderstorms. We’ll see some sun and lots of humidity, which will help to destabilize the air. Storms will begin to fire afternoon, with the best chance of severe weather from about 3 p.m. through 8 p.m. The greatest threat of severe weather will be in the form of isolated damaging wind gusts and localized flooding from heavy rain. There is a slight chance a severe storm may produce a brief tornado, mainly east of Rochester toward Wayne County and Central New York. Highs on Tuesday will pop into the mid-80s, with dew points in the 70s, making it feel quite uncomfortable during the afternoon.

Storms will wind down overnight, but a cold front still lingers. This will set the stage for a few more showers and thunder, though the severe threat looks minimal. Thursday should be our (mainly) dry day of the week, before another very warm day Friday with some storms.

The weekend: another cold front moving through on Friday should clear the area by Saturday, with a clearing sky and dry weather. Sunday looks nice at this early vantage point, with a drier set up next week.


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