Yellow Alert: Stormy start to Saturday

Yellow Alert: Stormy start to Saturday Photo: News10NBC.

Updated: June 26, 2020 04:28 PM
Created: June 25, 2020 04:14 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — You may get a wake-up call from Mother Nature Saturday morning.

A complex of severe thunderstorms moving through Michigan will make it into Western New York around sunrise. These will come with the potential for strong to potentially isolated damaging winds, and locally heavy rain along with lightning.


A Yellow Alert remains up for this threat.

There are a few uncertainties regarding the severe threat.

The biggest question is how well will these storms hold together as they move out of Michigan and into New York State. Also, where will the strongest storms, and thus, heaviest rain set up. There is a slight chance for some localized flash flooding where the heaviest rainfalls.

Because of the recent dry weather, the ground is very dry and hard and will have a hard time absorbing the heaviest rain.

A Flash Flood Watch is up for Monroe and Genesee Counties because of this threat. 

The timing of the storms would be between 5 a.m. and noon, with most of the widespread rain and storms out of here for the afternoon.

So, while the morning may be a washout, the afternoon should be salvageable, with just a few isolated to scattered showers left behind. 

Stay tuned to News10NBC for all the latest and be sure to tune in for News10NBC Saturday.

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