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Flood watch in effect for the weekend

By Chris Jamele

Buffalo, NY – Steady precipitation and melting snows will lend to rising river and creek levels throughout Western New York, leading to the issuing of a flood watch.

The National Weather Service is issuing a flood watch that will take effect on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. and will remain in effect through Sunday evening for all of Western New York.

Significant runoff from snow melt and one and a half to two inches of rainfall is expected to result in minor flooding along creeks and rivers.

Flooding of low lying areas and poor drainage sites is likely as well.