posted on April 27, 2011 15:51
Three Weather Statements have been issued by the National Weather Service this afternoon:
The National Weather Service has posted a Tornado Watch for Genesee and 11 other counties in Western New York.
The Tornado Watch is in effect until 10 o’clock tonight.
The Weather Service has also posted a Flash Flood Watch from 10 o’clock tonight through tomorrow morning.
The Flood Watch Statement reads as follows:
“Saturated ground combined with expected moderate to heavy precipitation this evening and overnight may produce flooding. Rainfall may exceed an inch tonight. Localized flooding is possible in poor drainage areas as well as along small streams and creeks. Larger creeks and rivers will also rise significantly and may reach bankfull.”
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Wind Advisory for all of Western New York from 5 am to 8 pm on Thursday.