It got wet and windy around here Sunday and early Monday, but New England got the worst of it
It got wet and windy around the Finger Lakes region Sunday and early Monday, but New England got the worst of this most recent storm system.
Rain hit the area for more than 24 hours over Sunday and Monday morning, bringing flooding and stopping traffic.
The storm system was wrapping up and moving up in northern New England and in Canada Monday morning, with the heaviest of the rain exiting the Finger Lakes region.
Monday saw continued strong gusts, particularly in the counties bordering Lake Ontario, along with a general area flood warning for Monday for the entire region. That is for any localized flooding along some of the streams and creeks from all the rainfall.
Things are looking drier for Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, which forecast a sunny day with a 30 percent change of precipitation, which would account for less than a tenth of an inch. But expect more showers Wednesday and Thursday, with 80 percent chances of precipitation both days, according to the NWS, amounting to between a tenth and a quarter of an inch each day.
As of 6:15 p.m. Monday, RG&E reported that only one Ontario County customer, in the town of Canandaigua, was still without power, along with 267 in Wayne County (mostly in northern towns near Lake Ontario such as Huron and Sodus), two in Monroe County, 10 in Oswego County and 129 in Cayuga County.
This region fared better than elsewhere in the Northeast such as new England, which got the brunt of the storm bringing sustained winds of up to 50 mph is spots. A gust of 130 mph was reported at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, while winds hit 82 mph in Mashpee on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
A power outage impacting several Monroe County facilities in downtown Rochester, including the Hall of Justice, Monroe County Jail and Frontier Field, was due to an underground steam leak at Frontier Field that impacted RG&E systems downtown.
Includes reporting from the Associated Press and Daily Messenger news partner News 10NBC