Yellow Alert: Persistent, heavy rain will be tapering overnight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — On the positive side, our severe thunderstorm watch has come to an end, but on the negative side there is still the potential for localized flooding.

Most waterways are running very high and nearing the flood stage in some cases. As a result, the News10NBC Weather Team will continue a Yellow Alert for Rochester into the overnight hours.

Torrential rain south of Rochester is still producing some flooding of area creeks and streams. In addition, where the rain has been heaviest, there is likely some ponding on roadways. Thunderstorms during this evening produced new rainfall amounts of one to three inches north of Canandaigua and south of Mendon.

Remember, especially at night with poor visibility, the recommendation is to never attempt to cross flooded roadways.

A cold front is expected to cross Western New York by morning which will bring less humidity and more stable air. This will reduce the threat of storms for the remainder of the overnight with less intense showers after midnight.

Any lingering thundershowers will end Wednesday morning with more sunshine developing for the afternoon. Expect cooler, drier and more comfortable weather for Thursday and Friday.


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