Weather Service warns about flash flooding

Staff Reports Posted 24 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – A bucket rests on a window in an old mill along the Erie Canal in Medina. The weather won’t be so tranquil later today.

A flash flood warning is in effect through this evening for several Western New York counties, including Orleans.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says torrential downpours are possible this evening with rainfall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop in a warm and humid airmass this afternoon and tonight.

Residents near rivers and creeks should monitor the weather conditions closely and be ready to move to higher ground, the Weather Service advised.