Canal is calm before the storm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – It’s tranquil on the Erie Canal this evening, but the National Weather Service warns of thunderstorms that could hit around 5 this morning with more thunderstorms on Wednesday night between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for western and central New York due to a chance of flooding from the storms.

“Showers and thunderstorms during the morning and midday will have the potential to produce very heavy slow moving downpours that could result in localized flooding,” the Weather Service stated. “A second round of thunderstorms Wednesday evening could contain the risk of strong to damaging wind gusts.”

Wednesday is forecast for a high of 85, followed by a high of 75 on Thursday and a high of 82 on Friday.

These photos show the canal in Albion looking west towards the Gaines Basin Road bridge. This photo was taken from a bridge on Albion-Eagle Harbor Road.