Flash flood watch in effect for Orleans, WNY

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers  – A truck hauling apples travels on Main Street in Medina on Tuesday evening.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Orleans County and Western New York today, beginning at 8 a.m. through this evening.

The National Weather Service says a strong storm system over the upper Great Lakes will bring warm and moist gulf moisture northwards into the lower Great Lakes region in advance of a slow-moving cold front. This will result in showers and thunderstorms with torrential downpours, which may result in localized flooding, the Weather Service says.

The weather will be sunny for the weekend with highs of 74 on Friday, 75 on Saturday and 78 on Sunday, according to the Weather Service.