Yellow Alert: Storms with heavy rain Thursday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Yellow Alert is up Thursday for storms that will produce heavy rain.

Tropical moisture will be drawn northward as Elsa continues to move up the coast. This will combine with a cold front on Thursday, to produce thunderstorms with locally heavy rain.

Not every location will see heavy rain, but some communities have the potential to see 1-2" of rain, especially where some storms become strong, and where several rounds of storms track over the same location. Some isolated flooding is the main weather impact on Thursday, but a few storms may also produce gusty wind.

The storms will likely be the most widespread during the afternoon and evening, with the heaviest rain during the evening commute. Storms will continue into the first part of Thursday night, tapering by Friday morning.

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