Heavy rain, snow forecast for the region

While heavy rain hits Monroe County on Friday, we could also see the first snow showers of the season this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, up to two inches of rain could fall Friday evening, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 26 mph. The wet weather is due to Nicole’s projected east coast path.

“As predicted by AccuWeather meteorologists for days, Nicole will bring a variety of hazardous weather impacts to the eastern United States in the coming days,” said AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter.

A flash flood hazard has been issued between Buffalo and Syracuse, according to Accuweather. Rain showers will continue to batter the area through Saturday evening.

“Residents of these areas, especially those who live near hilly terrain, creeks and streams as well as low lying areas that can tend to flood easily,” Porter said. “Be prepared to move to higher ground immediately if flood warnings are issued for your community.”

The rain showers are expected to die off Sunday, but the National Weather Service predicts a 30% chance of snow showers before 8 p.m. Sunday. A tenth of an inch could fall in Rochester as temperatures drop to near 39 degrees.

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