First Alert Forecast Yellow Alert: Heavy rain continues into tonight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A Yellow Alert remains up through late this evening as waves of moderate to heavy rain continue to fall across the entire area. Flooding won’t be widespread, but keep an eye out for localized flooding and standing water on roads, especially in those low lying areas, and where leaves are clogging storm drains. Otherwise, it is just a bad Friday evening to be outdoors. Steady rain will continue through about midnight, then pull away. Many spots will pick up roughly 1-2″ of rain today, with locally higher amounts. This will most certainly put a dent in our yearly precipitation deficit! And the best news, is that the steady rain will be long gone by the weekend. 

That being said, we’ll see more scattered showers developing Saturday afternoon with our next push of cooler air. In fact, the air will turn chilly enough for some lake effect snow showers starting Saturday night, and lasting into Sunday. Outside of a coating to an inch or so in parts of Wyoming County, most will see very little sticking to the grass, and nothing sticking to the roads. But, we’ll likely see social media inundated with “it’s snowing!” photos on Sunday. And our wintry pattern doesn’t end there. We’ll remain below average with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s with off and on lake effect snow showers through much of next week.