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Weather Service says thunderstorms on the move

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – The silos at Atwater Farms in Barker are pictured through a field of corn on Sunday evening.

The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms are likely for Orleans County, and much of western and central New York this evening and overnight.

“A general inch of rainfall is likely through Tuesday morning with embedded heavier thunderstorms producing additional rainfall,” the Weather Service said. “The threat for flooding is lowered due to the recent dry spell. However there is still a low threat for some localized flash flooding this afternoon through Tuesday morning.”

Today is forecast for a high of 81 degrees, followed by a high of 75 on Tuesday with showers and fog likely. Wednesday should reach 70 degrees with a chance for showers, followed by a sunny Thursday with a high of 74, according to the Weather Service.

The same silos are pictured at Atwater Farms in a slightly different perspective.