Flood Watch in effect Wednesday through Friday evening in Orleans, WNY

Photo by Tom Rivers: A crew from Modern Disposal works on East Park Street in Albion today. A lot of the snow will melt in the next two days with high temperatures in the 50s.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 February 2022 at 3:08 pm

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a flood watch for Orleans County and Western New York from 7 p.m. on Wednesday until 7 p.m. on Friday.

Warming temperatures that will melt snow plus a half inch to 1 ½ inches of rainfall is expected to cause flooding.

“Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations,” the Weather Service said. “The combination of the significant rainfall and extensive snow melt will result in at least major rises on area tributaries.”

The high temperatures are forecast for 51 on Wednesday and 56 on Thursday. A cold front then moves in with Friday’s high at 22.