Yellow Alert for potential strong to severe storms late Friday afternoon into the evening

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The latest data coming in Friday morning has pointed to an increasing threat for strong to locally severe storms developing across parts of the region later in the afternoon.

A Yellow Alert is now up for Friday night to make sure you have a heads up to pay attention to the radar and any possible alerts for damaging storms. Timing the severe threat starting around 5 p.m. and diminishing by 10 p.m.

The main concern from these storms will be heavy rain and lightning with some damaging wind gusts possible. A small threat for flash flooding and hail is also there. There is also a very small, but non-zero threat, that a weak tornado may spin up from one of these storms this evening.

Stay tuned to News10NBC for updates throughout the day. Stacey Pensgen will have live updates tracking the storms on News10NBC at 5,6 and 7. If you are away from the TV and out and about for your Friday night make sure you have the News10NBC weather app. The app gives you live radar data with lightning detection and will alert you to any local storm warnings that may be issued.

Quick update on your weekend weather. Saturday still looks very wet in the morning with rain through early afternoon. Drier weather arrives later in the day with a much cooler breeze. Temps will fall from near 70 in the morning into the 50s during the afternoon.

Sunday will be breezy and cool with sun and clouds and a few passing showers. Temps in the 50s. Join Alex Bielfeld for the latest weekend forecast on News10NBC Today Saturday starting at 6 a.m.


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