Flash Flood Warning: Cattaraugus County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SALAMANCA...OLEAN...
SOUTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF JAMESTOWN...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 217 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN DURING THE PAST TWO HOURS FROM HEAVY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WHICH CONTINUED TO MOVE ACROSS MOST OF
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY AND WESTERN CATTARAUGUS
COUNTY. THIS ACTIVITY WILL MOVE NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH AND OVERSPREAD
THE REST OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY BY 3 PM. THE HEAVIER RAINS SHOULD
BEGIN TO TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST OVER CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY BY 4 PM.
MEANWHILE...ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF ONE TO TWO INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED
WHICH CAN BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN THE VERY
HILLY AREAS OF EASTERN CHAUTAUQUA AND WESTERN AND NORTHERN
CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES.

Special Weather Warning: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Cattaraugus Counties

RAIN AND RAIN SHOWERS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE
REGION DURING THE AFTERNOON. NORTH OF BUFFALO AND BATAVIA MAINLY
LIGHT RAIN WILL FALL WITH JUST SOME OCCASIONAL HEAVIER SHOWERS.
SOUTH OF THAT, INCLUDING THE SOUTHERN TIER, SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE FREQUENT. MANY OF THE THUNDERSTORMS
WILL CONTAIN TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WHICH WILL CREATE POOR DRAINAGE
FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS. PONDING ON AREA ROADWAYS CAN BE
EXPECTED, ALONG WITH SOME CREEKS, DITCHES, AND CULVERTS RUNNING AT
OR NEAR BANKFULL.

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