First Alert Weather: Steady rain is changes to lake effect showers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rain gauge measurements are showing between an inch to an inch and half of rain has fallen across Western New York during the last 36 hours.

On the positive side, the steady rain is ending, but on the negative side, it will turn cold enough for lake effect rain showers. Tonight the temperature will continue to fall through the 50s into the upper 40s – especially away from Lake Ontario.

This very cool air will create some instability across the warmer waters of Lake Ontario which will produce lake-induced showers tonight. The greatest chance of seeing these additional showers will be for communities located north of the NYS Thruway. Do not expect much of an improvement for Sunday. More lake effect rain showers will be likely for the morning and maybe even some thunder from time to time. We could see a few breaks of sun developing for the afternoon, but you can expect a gusty wind and the temperature hovering in the upper 50s.

The News10NBC First Alert meteorologists expect another day of cool, October weather for Monday as the temperature will stay in the 50s. Look for a morning rain shower and then breaks of sunshine by the afternoon. The big turnaround for improvement will happen on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can look for a return to more sunshine and the temperature will rise well into the 60s.


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