Flooding concerns for WNY through Friday

Rainfall and snow melt could lead to localize dflooding

February 14, 2018 - 3:17 pm
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A combination of rising temperatures, snow melt and anticipated rainfall is leading to flooding concerns for much of Western New York through Friday.  A Flood Watch is posted for much of the region during the period.

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON


The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of western New York...including the
following counties...Allegany...Cattaraugus...Chautauqua...
Genesee...Erie and Wyoming.

* From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* The combination of snow melt from warm temperatures on Thursday
and rainfall on Thursday night may result in flooding on some
area creeks and rivers.

* There is a risk for ice jam flooding starting Thursday
afternoon, followed by a risk of general flooding Thursday night
through Friday afternoon. There is considerable uncertainty in
rainfall amounts with totals most likely to be between a
quarter and a half inch, but may approach an inch in some
locations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be
alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding
develop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tv
stations for further details or updates

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