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Comfortable, calm weather returns to the FLX on Wednesday

Comfortable, calm weather returns to the FLX on Wednesday
The cold front and low pressure system that brought the risk for severe storms on Tuesday has cleared the Finger Lakes region. Clouds associated with the front will remain in the vicinity for much of Wednesday. A shower across the southern Finger Lakes and Southern Tier cannot be totally ruled out either. Generally speaking though, the weather on Wednesday will... more

Parts of FLX placed into ‘Extreme Drought’ category, even after weekend rains

For the first time since the Drought Monitor began in 2000, Level 3 (Extreme) Drought has shown up in the Finger Lakes. This is the 2nd worst possible classification of drought. Two areas, accounting for a little over 6% of New York State, have been placed into Level 3 Drought. Read More more

Spotty storm possible on Sunday, but widespread severe weather event ‘unlikely’ in FLX

Spotty storm possible on Sunday, but widespread severe weather event ‘unlikely’ in FLX
The weekend will start with some warm, humid weather on Friday and Saturday – but by Sunday big changes are expected for the region as a whole. While the Finger Lakes has enjoyed significant, and above average temperatures for much of the last month – with some spotty severe weather – the weekend could bring much needed rain into the... more

That late summer feel in the FLX early this week

That late summer feel in the FLX early this week
The cold front that moved through the Finger Lakes on Sunday brought more than just some needed rain with it. Cooler temperatures have set up over the Finger Lakes in one of the most significant reprieves from the seemingly endless supply of heat and humidity. Get the latest forecast at the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Read more from FLXWeather.com more

NY Gaming Commission allows DraftKings, FanDuel to resume operations in state

A handful of daily fantasy sports websites, including industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, have been granted temporary permits to continue operating in New York — just in time for the 2016 NFL season. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Rochester woman charged with stealing from Lord and Taylor

Rochester woman charged with stealing from Lord and Taylor
A Rochester woman was charged with stealing merchandise from a store at Eastview Mall on Monday. Deputies say that they were called to Eastview Mall at 6:19 pm for the report of an individual stealing from Lord and Taylor. Upon arrival, deputies found that Xiu Yu Chen, 57, of Rochester had stolen $214 worth of merchandise from the store. She... more

Victor woman charged with robbery after stealing from Home Depot

Victor woman charged with robbery after stealing from Home Depot
On Monday, a 33-year-old Rochester woman was arrested by deputies in Ontario County on charges related to a robbery that took place at the Victor Home Depot store. Deputies say that Jennifer L. Liberacki, 33, of Rochester was charged at 5 pm on Monday with robbery in the third degree, after allegedly forcibly stealing property worth $319.15 from the Home... more

Mettler Toledo exiting the region, taking 185 jobs with it

The already shrinking manufacturing sector here in the Finger Lakes just got smaller by 185 jobs. This week it was announced that Mettler Toledo would be building a $30 million dollar facility, bringing 500 new jobs to a location in Pasco County. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 250,000-square-foot facility will be located near Tampa. Mettler Toledo Safeline has... more

Judge says ex-Assembly Speaker Silver can remain free for now

A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free until at least late October while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence. Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni issued an order Thursday. The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted last year in a $5 million corruption scandal. Read more from WHEC. more

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit
The drought status map for the Finger Lakes remains unchanged this week. Drought Status The drought in the Finger Lakes persists, with no changes made by the US Drought Monitor in their weekly update. Level 3 (Extreme) Drought continues across most of the Finger Lakes. For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather... more

Skies clear for nice start to the weekend in the FLX

Skies clear for nice start to the weekend in the FLX
A weak front has been making its way across the Finger Lakes early Friday morning. A few showers were triggered along the front over the southeastern Finger Lakes. These showers are already departing the region and no further precipitation is expected today. Clouds will likely linger into the later morning hours, but as high pressure builds in from the north,... more
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