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Rochester Weather: Ice storm warning issued

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Published 4:45 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 | Updated 7:14 a.m. ET April 14, 2018

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Trees and wires came down, the facade blew off a building on E. Main Street and and signs waved in the wind.
Tina MacIntyre-Yee, Max Schulte

Weather authorities are warning of significant icing and gusty winds that are expected to move into the area Saturday, creating concerns over power outages, downed trees and power lines and difficult travel conditions. 

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued an ice storm warning for the area, including Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties. The warning will be in effect from 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday. 

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Saturday’s high should reach the mid-30s in the morning, then drop to below freezing later in the day, Kenyon said. Sunday’s high will rebound to the upper 40s. The average high in Rochester in mid-April is in the mid-50s.

File Photo: A pole snapped after a tree that had taken down another power line pulled on the lines. A portion of Edgewood Drive in Brighton was closed temporarily during recent wind storm. (Photo: Tina MacIntyre-Yee/@tyee23/staff)

As much as three inches of rain could fall in the Rochester area through Tuesday, according to the Weather Service. That could result in creek and other flooding beginning Sunday night, forecasters said.

Farther south, rain totals will be more in the 1-to-2 inch range.

The Weather Service also issued a lakeshore flood watch for Monroe and Orleans counties Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. Winds will spark “significant wave action” that could cause lakeshore flooding and erosion, forecasters said.

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