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Flash Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Flood Watch for portions of Western New York for this weekend.  This Watch included the Cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Oswego.  

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
222 PM EST Thu Jan 9 2020

Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Chautauqua-
Cattaraugus-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester,
Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Orchard Park,
and Springville
222 PM EST Thu Jan 9 2020

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of western New York...including the
  following counties...Cattaraugus...Chautauqua...Genesee...
  Monroe...Niagara...Northern Erie...Orleans...Southern Erie and
  Wyoming.

* From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

* Periods of rain will develop across the region, becoming
  widespread and heavy Saturday afternoon through Saturday night.
  Total rainfall amounts may reach 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with the
  greatest amounts expected across the Niagara Frontier.

* Heavy rain falling on nearly saturated ground will result in
  excessive runoff. This may result in flooding of low lying areas
  and urban areas. Flooding is also possible on some larger rivers
  as well, including the Buffalo area creeks.

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

Lisa and I will be back with a full update on how much rain to expect this weekend and when the cold will returnn on tonight's WxLIVE at 8:45!  See you then!

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