Thunderstorms today could produce heavy rains

Staff Reports Posted 9 September 2015 at 12:00 am

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Orleans County and western and northern New York for today.

“Showers and thunderstorms are expected to break out along and ahead of a cold front as it slowly crosses the region today,” the Weather Service stated. “Some of these thunderstorms may produce very heavy rains along with strong gusty winds.”

Widespread flash flooding isn’t expected due to the recent dry conditions. However, localized flooding may be possible in urban and poorly drained areas.