Yellow Alert through the evening for storms

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Yellow Alert remains up through the evening for heat and humidity leading to some storms.

Storms have fired up this afternoon, producing locally torrential rain. Any slow-moving storms may produce some local ponding on roads, with a quick half-inch to an inch of rain falling in 15 to 30 minutes. There is the potential for a few of these storms to become severe with gusty winds, but most will remain below severe criteria. Some lightning is also likely, so if you hear thunder, head indoors while it passes.

The heat has remained in check today, partially due to the high amount of moisture in the air. Still, dew points are hovering around 70 degrees, which means there is plenty of available moisture, and making it feel uncomfortable if you are spending an extended amount of time outdoors.

The Yellow Alert will be dropped toward sunset, but we will need to keep an eye on the chance for more heat and humidity on Wednesday, plus a better chance for widespread, potentially strong storms Thursday and Friday.


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