Yellow Alert Day for the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Tremendous amounts of moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred continue to move over New York State.

This moderate, to at times heavy rainfall, continues to move northeast from Pennsylvania with the main emphasis for flooding rain focused on the communities located south and east of Rochester. As a result, a flash flood watch is in effect for Livingston, Ontario, Yates and Wayne Counties until 8 a.m. Thursday.

A News10NBC First Alert Yellow Alert day continues until the storm clears our area later tonight. The area that is most at risk for flooding will be the Finger Lakes with rainfall amounts possibly exceeding 2”. This same area received significant rainfall yesterday increasing the likelihood for flooding for this evening.

Remember, watch for ponding on roadways and never attempt to cross a flooding road. In addition, area creeks and streams are running very high and may also flood. Right now the immediate Rochester area looks to be far enough to the north that any flooding should be minor. The News10NBC First Alert meteorologists will continue to monitor conditions will bring you any changes or alerts for the overnight.

As the remnants of Fred continue to move east overnight rainfall is expected to become more intermittent after midnight. The muggy weather will continue with the low temperature only falling within a few degrees of 70.

Unfortunately, more showers are likely on Thursday morning, but skies should brighten for the afternoon. Expect more humidity with the high temperature approaching 80°.

It appears the chance of rain will drop significantly on Friday with partial sunshine and the temperature rising into the low 80s. The chance of rain will return for the weekend, but the probability of rain should only be around 35% for both Saturday and Sunday. At this point, there is little break to the humidity with the high temperature in the mid-80s for both days.


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