JAMESTOWN – As we’ve been talking about, a series of surface Lows have been moving through, producing scattered to widespread rain showers with some embedded heavier downpours at times.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo continues an Areal Flood Watch for all of Western New York, which will officially be going into effect 5 PM this afternoon until 5 PM Friday. The National Weather Service in Cleveland has also issued an Areal Flood Watch for Erie and Crawford Counties in Pennsylvania, running through 12 PM Friday.
Several round of widespread showers have the potential to produce moderate to heavy rainfall this afternoon through early Friday. We’ve already had nearly three quarters of an inch of rain in some spots in the Southern Tier from rain yesterday and this morning. This next wave of moisture could lay down another inch or so of rain, pushing rainfall totals to near or just over two inches for some.
All of this excessive rainfall could cause some minor flooding in low-lying areas, communities near the Allegheny and Genesee Rivers, and local streams and creeks.
We finally dry out on Sunday with temps back to near 50-degrees and partial sunshine. Limited rain chances return Monday with a better chance for scattered showers Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Don’t forget! Daylight Savings Time comes to an end at 2 AM Sunday morning. Turn your clocks back one hour before you head to bed Saturday night!
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