Another flood watch issued for Lake Ontario communities

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 May 2017 at 8:16 am

Bill Vosteen sent in this photo of a water-battered Park Road, which is used to access cottages along Lake Ontario in Carlton.

There is another flood watch for lakeshore communities in Orleans, Niagara and Monroe counties.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued the flood watch for Friday morning through Friday night due to the combination of high lake water levels and moderate to strong northeast winds.

“High waves will likely result in increased flooding and shoreline erosion along the immediate Lake Ontario shoreline,” the Weather Service said.

A slow moving low pressure system also is moving into the area today and could bring one to two inches of

rain to the Niagara Frontier and Lower Genesee Valley today and Friday, the Weather Service said.

The forecast for Orleans County includes a high of 55 today with a 100 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 p.m. Friday will reach 54 with a 100 percent chance of rain, from a half-inch to ¾ inch.

Saturday will reach 53 with more rain while Sunday will only get up to 42 with an 80 percent chance for more rain, according to the Weather Service.

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