Flood Watches and Warnings have been lifted for Erie, Chautauqua... Cattaraugus, and Wyoming counites of Western New York. Meteorologist David Thomas with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says that an "Areal" Flood Warning went into effect just before 5 PM yesterday... Thomas says that preceeded the cold-front moving in.
Thomas says the region will generally receive another 1 to 2 inches of rain from late last night through this afternoon... and, some areas to the north of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties could see 3 and 4 inches of rain since yesterday morning. He says a lot of the smaller creeks and streams will reach their banks, and possibly overflow them today. Some thunder was associated with yesterday's late afternoon rain, and movement of the cold front through the area.