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Weather Service warns of torrential downpour this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2015 at 7:25 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – A birdhouse is pictured along the Erie Canal, east of the Keitel Road bridge in Albion.

The National Weather Service is warning about torrential downpours in Western New York this morning.

The thunderstorms will hit Orchard Park and East Aurora at 7 a.m. and the push northeast through 8:30 a.m.

“These storms will produce a quarter of inch of rain in less than 15 minutes and up to an inch of rain overall,” the Weather Service said.

The rain will likely result in serious ponding of water on area roadways for morning commuters, according to the Weather Service.

Today is forecast for a high of 71 degrees.