First Alert Weather: Improving weather on Thursday with sunshine on Friday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An unsettled stretch of weather is ahead our way once again for this weekend.

Rain, which will be heavy at times, will likely fall starting Friday afternoon and into the day on Monday. Latest guidance is showing for near or over 2” of rain through those three days.

This got me thinking about how often or rare this occurs for the month of April, and the answer may surprise you. Many think that April, or any of the Spring months, are usually the wettest time of the year, but looking at the data on how many times we have had a 3 day stretch in which we have seen 2” or more of rain it paints a bit of a different picture.

In the month of August it has happened 45 prior times, the most of any month of the year. While in the month of April itself, since 1926, there have only been 8 times in which a 3 day stretch of rain has accumulated to 2” or more.

The last time that occurred in April was April 21-23 of 2012 where 2.35” of rain feel in that timeframe. There are factors like rainfall rate and moisture content that play a role in how much rain can accumulate, perhaps a topic for another time, but make sure you have the rain jacket and umbrella ready this weekend with a good soaking on the way.


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