Flood Watch posted for Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon

Written by on October 31, 2018

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of western New York…including the
following counties…Allegany…Cattaraugus…Chautauqua…
Genesee…Livingston…Monroe…Niagara…Northern Erie…
Orleans…Southern Erie and Wyoming.

* From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* A period of widespread moderate to heavy rain will develop
Thursday afternoon and continue through early Friday morning
across all of Western New York. Rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.0
inches are expected Thursday through Friday. This heavy rain
will fall on already saturated soils.

* Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall may result in minor
flooding of poor drainage areas and small creeks from late
Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning. Minor flooding
is also possible on some of the larger creeks and rivers on
Friday, including the upper Genesee River, upper Allegheny
River, and Buffalo area creeks.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tv stations for further details or updates

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