Drenching rain possible today and early next week as Moderate Drought continues in Western New York

Drenching rain, thunderstorms and potential isolated flooding are in the forecast for today for Allegany and neighboring New York counties, with possibilities increasing Monday and Tuesday, possibly helping to mitigate current Moderate Drought conditions in Western New York and Northwest Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo has issued a chart of precipitation potentials for the next week, with the U.S. Drought Monitor showing nearly all of Allegany County west this week continuing in drought conditions.

Drenching rain potentials are 50 percent this morning and rising to 70 percent by evening at Wellsville, and reaching a high of 90 percent Monday and Tuesday.

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The NWS warns that “just six inches of fast-moving flood waters can sweep a person off his or her feet,” with most flood-related deaths occurring at night due to individuals unable to determine water depths.

It notes that urban and small stream flash floods often occur in less than one hour.

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