Better get out the umbrellas!
Weather service issues flood watch for Thursday through Friday afternoon
Submitted by Billie Owens on June 26, 2013 - 3:47pm
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a flood watch for Thursday through Friday afternoon.
Areas of heavy rain will spread across Western and North Central New York during that time, bringing total rainfall amounts between one and two inches. There is a potential for higher amounts locally, which could result in flooding, according to the weather service.
Rivers and creeks may continue to rise several hours after the heaviest rain has ended. There will be some ponding of water on roadways, especially in typically vulnerable low-lying areas. Locally, heavier amounts are possible in some locations, which could result in stream and small creek flooding as well as more widespread urban flooding issues.
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 warning. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.