Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Flash Flood Watch for All of WNY

Flash flood watch in effect Storms cause flash flooding in Central Alabama Tuesday
Lillian Steele | 13 July, 2017, 01:33

Heavy downpours are expected for parts of the afternoon and evening Wednesday as storms moves across the region. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Flood Advisory is issued for minor flooding of roads or underpasses that usually flood in heavy rain.

Thunderstorms moving in and out of the area are producing periods of heavy rainfall, said the weather service, and flooding could begin at any time.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of Western New York through 11 a.m. Thursday.

Unfortunately, the biggest threat for flash flooding is in the most-stricken area from Wednesday morning's storms, in Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties.

In Southeast Michigan, the NWS says: "Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely within the stronger thunderstorm activity".

Even though water has started to recede in some areas, high water levels and saturated ground conditions will quickly lead to renewed flooding and life threatening situations. A Flash Flood warning remains in effect for East Central Jefferson County through 6PM Tuesday evening.

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