5:38 RADAR UPDATE: A few more showers and storms are expected to roll through within the next hour or so. Even though the threat for severe weather has lowered, the showers and storms that do pass through still hold the threat for frequent lightning and heavy downpours.
4:26 PM RADAR UPDATE: The first wave of showers and storms have passed, but a second wave of storms associated with the cold front is yet to come. The best chance at anything becoming severe out of this would be south and east of Rochester with any peaks of sun helping to feed the instability. This line should pass through by around 6 – 7 o clock this evening with most seeing your run of the mill thunderstorms. All in all the main threat for any severe weather for us is behind us.
Several rounds of thunderstorms are expected to impact our area beginning this afternoon and into the evening as a potent cold front sweeps through the area. Some of these storms have the potential to become severe capable of producing damaging winds, some hail, and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out well outside of Rochester and parts of the eastern Finger Lakes into central New York. The SPC has our region in a slight risk, which means there’s a good chance at seeing some scattered yet organized storms with varying levels of intensity throughout the course of the day.
We will continue to send updates out as soon as they arrive.