New Yorkers urged to prepare, heavy rain and flooding expectedStaff Writer | November 1, 2018
Heavy rain and thunderstorms that will be moving through the state starting Thursday afternoon and ending on Saturday.
Empire State This heavy rain will fall on already saturated soils
This heavy rain will fall on already saturated soils. The rain will move across the state and the Capital Region, Mid-Hudson and Mohawk Valley can expect 2 to 4 inches of precipitation by the time the rain ends on Saturday.
In western New York and the Finger Lakes Region, a slow moving front and area of low pressure will bring periods of rain Thursday through Friday.
he heaviest rain will fall Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, and may result in minor flooding. Rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are expected.
Flood Watches have been posted for western New York, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Erie and Wyoming counties and will be in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. Minor flooding is possible along creeks and rivers. High pressure will bring a return to dry weather on Sunday and Monday.
The Capital Region, Mid-Hudson and Mohawk Valley will experience 2-3 inches of rain Thursday and Friday before the rain ends by midday on Saturday. Noticeable rises will take place on waterways Friday night through Saturday, while mainstream river flooding is not expected at this time, smaller rivers and streams could experience issues. ■