Heavy rain, flash flooding possible this afternoon

BREAKING: The National Weather Service at Buffalo has issued a Special Weather Statement for the potential for one to two inches of localized heavy rain this afternoon in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Livingston and counties to the northeast, resulting in possible flash flooding. Turn Around Don’t Drown.

The highest risk for significant rainfall, caused by showers and slow moving thunderstorms within a near saturated environment, “will be found mainly from the Genesee valley and western Southern Tier to the Eastern Lake Ontario region through late this afternoon,” it advises.

Basin average rainfall this afternoon will range from less than a tenth of an inch near Lake Ontario to a third of an inch over the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region, but forecasters warn that localized amounts of one to two inches are possible.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates.

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Due to Allegany County’s location, Allegany Hope Weather Resources provides forecasts and other information from National Weather Services offices at Buffalo, for Allegany County west, Binghamton for Steuben County east, and State College, Pa., for Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania, along with regional and national data.

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