Yellow Alert: Tropical moisture having an impact

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — No sign of severe storms today, but with the atmosphere chock-full of moisture, a passing heavy downpour has been common across our area.

This Florida-like weather has dew points running near 70° most of the day and this is not going to change for several days. We expect these downpours will slowly taper off and move east as we head into the evening. The temperature overnight will only fall to near 70.

Tomorrow the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred will be moving into portions of Pennsylvania and New York State. We still expect the most intense rainfall to remain south and east of Rochester, but the latest weather computer models have brought the track a little closer to WNY.

As a result, the News10NBC First Alert meteorologists have issued a Yellow Alert day for tomorrow. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Livingston, Ontario and Wayne Counties from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

Rainfall tomorrow could be heavy at times mainly south and east of Rochester. The greatest risk for any flooding, which would include ponding on roadways and flooding of area creeks and streams, will be in the Finger Lakes. You can expect another humid day for Wednesday with the temperature in the upper 70s.

The News10NBC First Alert 10 day forecast shows the chance of rain will slowly lower over the next few days. The probability of rain will diminish to 55% for Thursday and then to 30% for Friday. Unfortunately, there will not be much of a break from the humidity until after the weekend.


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