First Alert Weather: Soaking rain Tuesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Keep those umbrellas handy, as we have more rain in the cards this week, starting tonight.

Another round of scattered showers will move in tonight as an area of low pressure moves just to our south. This will combine with a developing coastal low, to produce an impressive Nor’easter on Tuesday. This will bring flooding rain and gusty winds to the big cities in the Northeast.

While Tuesday won’t be a pretty day across Western New York, we won’t run into any big weather issues. Morning showers will become more widespread and steady during the afternoon. At times, it’ll be heavy, especially in the Finger Lakes. Most of our area will see more than 1" of rain, with 1-2" possible east into the Finger Lakes. Typical low-lying and basement flooding is possible, but widespread flooding isn’t anticipated. Meanwhile, the NYC area may see 3-4" of rain from this storm. Our winds will be breezy, with some gusts 20-30 mph out of the northeast.

This low slowly pulls away, taking our rain with it by Wednesday. Any lingering showers early Wednesday will end, giving way to some sun slowly building back in by the afternoon.

Thursday should also continue our drying trend, with a fair amount of sun. But, we’ll be eyeing our next storm, which will bring more showers and periods of rain starting Friday, and last into early Sunday morning.

Speaking of Sunday, the Trick or Treat forecast isn’t too spooky at this point. We’ll be keeping our finger crossed that this next storm system will exit by Sunday, leaving us with a mostly cloudy sky and seasonable temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s by evening. There are some signs that we may get our first little hint of winter toward the middle of next week, with air cold enough to support some lake-enhanced snow showers. This would primarily be in the higher terrain south of Rochester. This is still toward the end of the extended forecast, but something to keep an eye on.


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