Yellow Alert Weather: Potential severe storms Monday afternoon

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As of noon on Monday, we still are on track for possible severe storms to pop up in the afternoon which means the Yellow Alert will remain in effect.

We have had a mixture of sun and clouds for much of Monday morning but even more sunshine is expected to move in by noon on Monday. The sunshine will help our afternoon temperatures reach the mid and low 80s, and further fuel thunderstorm growth.

There is a bit if a change as storms look to pop around 2 p.m. rather than 3. Either way, our thunderstorm threat will run from the midafternoon Monday and into Monday evening.

Storms on Monday afternoon and evening will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall. Visibility due to rain will be limited at times on the roadways during the evening commute with thunderstorms around, and there is also the chance for pooling and ponding on roads with poor drainage.

Once the cold front passes by Monday evening, our severe threat diminishes and we will end up turning much cooler with scattered showers for Tuesday. Stick with the First Alert Weather Team for continued updates on watches, warning, and damage reports for today’s possible severe event.