Yellow Alert ends now

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — In less than one week we have seen another heavy rainfall that has once again pushed area waterways to near flood stage.

Minor flooding continues on the Genesee River, Irondequoit Creek and Honeoye Creek. Remember never try to cross flooded roads, and hikers should avoid places like Ellison Park. As a result, flood warnings are in effect on these specific waterways at least until this evening. The high water is expected to crest tonight with water levels forecast to slowly drop over the next 24 to 48 hours. This is a culmination of a very wet period for Western New York. Rainfall totals for the month of October are now running well over seven inches (7.44”) at the Rochester Airport, which places this month as the fourth wettest October in recorded history. The last time we measured this much rain for October was 1955.

Although the steady rain has ended, occasional showers will be likely tonight with still a scattered shower for Sunday. You can expect temperatures falling into the upper 40s tonight and rising into the mid-50s on Sunday. However, it is not all back news as most of the wet weather will end for Halloween evening. Our little ghosts and goblins will find mainly dry weather for Sunday evening as the temperature falls slowly from 50 degrees.

This News10NBC First Alert meteorologists are tracking a cold front which is forecast to arrive later Sunday Night. This will be right on schedule some colder weather will arrive for the first week of November. Look for changeable conditions for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It should be mainly dry for Monday with readings in the low 50s, but the temperature will remain in the 40s and 30s for the remainder of the week. In addition, it should be cold enough that we can expect a “lake response” with mixed precipitation for the middle of the week.

This could be a combination of rain, wet snow or even ice pellets at any time, but it should be emphasized that the greatest likelihood for any frozen precipitation would be found in the higher elevations south of Rochester.