Sunrise Smart Start: Monday, July 20

Sunrise Smart Start

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Good morning, Rochester! Here are the latest headlines in today’s Sunrise Smart Start on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Fire destroys two deputies’ vehicles in driveway of Clarkson home

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed two deputies’ cars. The fire occurred in the driveway of a residence in Clarkson and spread to a second car and the home.

Deputies do not know the motive behind the fires. No one was injured during this incident.

‘Back the Blue’ Ride & Rally draws crowds to support law enforcement

Motorcyclists and drivers gathered at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in Farmington on Sunday morning in support of local law enforcement at a ‘Back the Blue’ Ride & Rally.

Riders made the half-hour trip from Farmington to Geneva, gathering at shores of Seneca Lake to continue the rally.

Black Lives Matter protest closes I-490

A peaceful Black Lives Matter protest shut down part of Interstate-490 Sunday afternoon, in a rally against police brutality and inequalities for communities of color.

Protesters from across the Rochester area gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park for the event, hosted by the SAVE ROCHESTER- Black Lives Matter group. The protest marched down East Broadway Street, heading toward Interstate 490, as they planned to close down the road, rallying to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

COVID-19 stress leads to rise in broken heart syndrome

 It’s no secret, we’re living in stressful times. That stress could be leading to more broken hearts. A recent study found cases of broken heart syndrome, also called stress cardiomyopathy, doubled in the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Broken heart syndrome has symptoms similar to a heart attack, including shortness of breath or chest pain. However, people with broken heart syndrome usually do not have blocked arteries.

Body of missing Macedon man recovered from Erie Canal

Officers with the Macedon Police Department responded to reports of a missing 72-year-old man on Saturday on Quaker Road. Officers said it appears Mangold may have fallen off his boat into the canal. An autopsy on Mangold’s body will be conducted this week.

The investigation is ongoing.

Putting Rochester First: Goodwill

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need for funding and volunteers is even greater than in the past. This Monday Deb Turner from Goodwlll shared the services provided by Goodwill and how others can help them serve during this time.

Weather forecast: A nice start to the week

No intense heat to talk about today, nor any thunderstorms to speak of either. Rochester had a high of 91 degrees yesterday. This was the 10th 90 degree day of the season.

Clouds and a bit of fog will linger across the region Monday morning in the wake of the frontal boundary that passed through overnight. Temperatures will start very warm in the lower 70s ahead of a nice afternoon of increasing sun and highs climbing into the lower to middle 80s. While the temperature will be a bit more reasonable, humidity will hold on and dewpoints will stay in the 60s for a bit of a muggy feel to the afternoon. A weak lake breeze will help some clouds develop and maybe even an isolated shower. Most will stay dry.

Tuesday is starting to look like one of the best days of the week with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80s for afternoon highs. The next chance for showers and storms will arrive Wednesday as a mid-level lobe of energy moves through the Great Lakes. Showers and thunderstorms can be expected area-wide through Wednesday with plenty of humidity and breezy conditions. Expect the surface low to accompany this lobe of energy to linger into Thursday that will open the door for a few more showers and storms, but likely not as numerous as Wednesday.

High pressure starts to return heading into Friday. This should result in some more clearing to finish the week and may last into the first part of the weekend. There are still questions as the chance for storms for Sunday. We will keep it dry for now with a few isolated afternoon showers or storms.

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