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Approaching storm carries concerns for flash floods

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of Western and Central New York today.

Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds says a strong cold front will help usher in a significant storm system. Though heavy rainfall is expected, Reynolds believes creeks and streams should be able to handle the downpours.

"We're more concerned with the rain. It rains so heavy that it (the ground) can't absorb all the rainfall," Reynolds explained.

"So what it does it runs off and creates flash flooding, and floods out roads and streets...especially in urbanized areas."

The storm could produce nearly two inches of rain is some spots.

Once the storm moves out of the area, cooler temperatures and drier air should return. Seasonable and pleasant weather is expected for the weekend.