The latest from Rochester Emergency Management, after this morning's brief hailstorm, not pictured above...we didn't have that much pea-sized hail here:
Hazard: Excessive rainfall
Several rounds of storms are predicted for Friday. These thunderstorms will produce lightning, brief & heavy rainfall, and possibly hail. The main threat is heavy rainfall, and is dependent on two factors:
- Speed of storms
- Track of storms
This morning a line of storms is moving through and is packing heavy rain. However, the speed of this storm is leaving only around .25 inches of rain (or so) in its wake. Later today, successive storms are expected to track further south. This lessens the impact of flooding for any one area (speaking strictly of Rochester).
Time will tell.
The nature of storms entering the area later today is dependent on the atmosphere. The AM storms could reduce the threat of overall severe weather or additional rainmakers. It will take a while for forecasters to see what materializes. All in all, it appears the risk is low for excessive rainfall. I’ll send an update if conditions are expected to worsen.