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First Alert Weather: Yellow alert now for Monday for the potential of strong thunderstorms

Glenn Johnshon
Updated: May 15, 2022 11:33 PM
Created: May 14, 2022 06:47 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The News 10NBC First Alert Meteorologists have discontinued the yellow alert for Sunday, but will continue a yellow alert for Monday. We continue to track showers and thunderstorms over the entire time period, but the greatest potential for severe storms will be Monday. 

A summer-like weather system continues to pump very warm and somewhat humid air into Western New York.  Through the evening there will be a few showers and thundershowers especially south and west of Rochester.  No severe weather is expected, but a few downpours are possible before 9:00 PM.  These thundershowers will slowly diminish overnight with skies becoming partly cloudy.  If you have it, keep the air conditioning going overnight.  Typically this time of the year the temperature falls into the upper 40s, but the temperature will only drop into the lower 60s by morning.

Sunday will bring partial sunshine with just an isolated thunderstorm.  The greatest chance of seeing a storm will be east of Rochester, through the Finger Lakes, later in the afternoon.  If you are heading out to Highland Park for the Lilac Festival it will be another warm and humid day with the high temperature within a few degrees of 80.  A cold front will be crossing the area on Monday and this will be a focal point for a much greater chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Some of these storms could be strong by midday lasting onto the early afternoon.  The high temperature will be near 70 degrees with the humidity falling later in the day.

Tuesday and Wednesday it will be back to jacket weather again.  Expect windy conditions at times with gusts near 35 miles per hour on Tuesday.  It is expected the temperature will likely not get out of the upper 50s on Tuesday and a high temperature is expected to be in the lower 60s on Wednesday.

Stay tuned to News 10NBC First Alert for further updates on the potential storms.
 


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