Flash flood watch in effect until noon Thursday

Staff Reports Posted 11 September 2019 at 9:10 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A duck enjoys the Oak Orchard Harbor recently at Point Breeze.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Orleans County from 10 tonight through Thursday at noon, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said.

The flash flood watch include Orleans, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara and northern Erie counties. A flash flood watch means the threat of flash flooding exists along rivers and creeks.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected overnight through Thursday morning over Western New York, the Weather Service said.

Portions of the area already received heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning, and additional localized rainfall of 1 to 2 inches can be expected through Thursday morning.

“If you are in the watch area you should monitor weather conditions closely,” the Weather Service said. “Be ready to move to higher ground if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.”

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