Localized flooding possible with late afternoon rain

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for late this afternoon into this evening for scattered thunderstorms, a few of which have potential to produce heavy rainfall, possibly causing localized flooding.

National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center excessive rainfall potential map for today.

As we first reported over the weekend, the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has been forecasting a Marginal Risk of excessive rain for the period.

The Buffalo map shows a depiction from the NWS Storm Prediction Center, showing thunderstorms, while another from the WPC, accompanying this story, shows the excessive rain risk.

A warm front will bring rain showers as it slowly slides east across the area today, according to the National Weather Service at Buffalo.

“A cold front will then move into western NY late this afternoon into the evening bringing the chance for an isolated severe storm or two across far southwestern NY,” it reports. “Non-severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening may produce heavy rainfall and localized flooding across all of western NY.”

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