Flood Watch Warning Issued For Buffalo
It looks like plenty of rain will be impacting Western New York tonight and a Flood Watch Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service For Thursday and Friday.
The Flood Watch continues 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 this afternoon through Friday afternoon. * Widespread rain will develop today, will continue through tonight and into early Friday across all of Western New York, with the heaviest rain expected to fall between this afternoon and this evening. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected through early Friday morning. 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 this afternoon through early Friday morning, with minor flooding also possible in areas where fallen leaves clog storm drains. Minor flooding will also be possible on some of the larger creeks and rivers on Friday, including the upper Genesee River, upper Allegheny River, and Buffalo and Rochester area creeks. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.
Just remember to never cross a road covered in water.