Heavy weekend rain has potential for minor flooding

EARLY ALERT: Heavy rainfall Sunday afternoon and night could result in minor flooding, particularly in the Genesee Valley east, according to the National Weather Service at Buffalo, as the area enters a several days rain period, starting this afternoon.

Modified map from the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) shows Marginal Risk of flash flooding Sunday night for Allegany and surrounding counties, particularly to the south and east.

Up to an inch-and-a-half of rain is forecast for Allegany County through Monday, which will cause water levels on
area streams and rivers to rise, according to meteorologists.

Some snow showers also may enter the mix Monday and Tuesday nights.

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