Yellow Alert Thursday for the potential of heavy rain

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Periods of light to moderate rain will transition over to a steadier and heavier rain overnight.

Late tonight and early Thursday there is the potential for some heavy downpours and maybe even thunder at times. The heaviest rain will fall around the morning commute and when kids are getting on the bus. Windshield wipers will almost certainly be on high Thursday morning, and areas prone to standing water will likely see some ponding.

We are still on track to see rainfall in the range of an 1” to 1.5” by Thursday afternoon. This amount of rain should not exceed flash flood guidance, so widespread flooding shouldn’t be a big concern. In addition, area creeks and streams will rise but should stay within their banks.

As a result of this potential for heavy rain, the News10NBC First Alert Weather team has issued a Yellow Alert for Thursday. The soggy weather will slowly taper off Thursday afternoon with just scattered showers possible Thursday night and Friday.

Meteorologists Rich Caniglia and Alex Bielfeld will be tracking radar and have further updates on News10NBC Today starting at 4:30 Thursday morning.


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