Yellow Alert Tuesday afternoon for strong to severe thunderstorms

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Tuesday will start off dry with some sun, but that will only help to fuel some afternoon thunderstorms.

Storms will begin to fire anytime afternoon, but the most active part of the day should be between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. We may see several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms developing. Any storm that fires has the potential to produce isolated damaging wind, lightning, and torrential rain, which could lead to some flash flooding.

The ground is already saturated due to recent heavy rain and storms, so you want to make sure not to drive through any flooded roadways. A few rotating storms may be capable of producing a tornado, with the greatest chance east of Rochester toward Syracuse. Still, that threat remains low.

Storms will begin to wind down as the sun sets. Stay with the First Alert Weather team on-air and online for continued updates.


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