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LATEST: NWS issues watches, warnings for region as storms move into area

Update: 1 pm

The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Wayne, Ontario, Monroe and Wyoming counties as a line of powerful storms moves through the region.

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Wyoming County was even placed under a Tornado Warning shortly before 1 pm.

The line of storms currently moving into the Western Finger Lakes is expected to move through the entire Finger Lakes region through the afternoon. The National Weather Service also issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for nearly the entire region south of the New York State Thruway.

This will especially be true for those living in the western portions of our coverage area.

We’ll continue to update this story throughout the afternoon with the latest information. Be sure to check out the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center for the latest reports from the National Weather Service.

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The calm, sunny weather that the region experienced on Wednesday is going to be short-lived, as the threat for heavy thunderstorms makes a comeback on Thursday.

During the afternoon and evening hours, the region could be seeing thunderstorms capable of producing gusty winds, and flooding rains.

The parts of the region that have already seen the heaviest of rainfall — like Cayuga and Tompkins counties — will be left scrambling as the risk grows during the afternoon hours for these showers and storms.

The timing of this event looks to be between 3 and 4 pm — until 8 or 9 pm tonight. An inch of rain will easily be possible within an hour of these storms impacting specific locations, which will create flash flooding conditions.

Temperatures on Thursday will rise into the 80s and most of this moisture, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil — will come from the increased moisture in the atmosphere. He says it will feel increasingly soupy throughout the day on Thursday.

Read more from FLXWeather.com

Local Radar

 

Extended Local Forecast

Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind.
Saturday
A chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 79
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