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Flood Watch posted for all of WNY beginning Wednesday evening

Chilly evening, then temps on the move
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Posted at 7:46 AM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 05:32:26-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Flood Watch in effect for all of WNY late Wednesday through late Friday. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone areas.

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for Southern Erie and Chautauqua Counties from Wednesday morning until Wednesday evening with wind gusts up to 50 mph. Winds could blow around unsecured lawn objects, blow down tree limbs, and could have the potential to cause a few power outages.

The warmer air returns on Wednesday with highs back in the 50s. Another mild and breezy day on Thursday with rain showers. Rain totaling a 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches combined with melting snow could lead to ice-jam flooding. Temperatures drop with rain changing to snow late Thursday into Friday.

WEDNESDAY
MORNING: Partly cloudy, mid 30s.
AFTERNOON: Windy, low 50s.

THURSDAY
MORNING: Rain, near 50.
AFTERNOON: Rain to snow, upper 30s by the evening.

FRIDAY
MORNING: Snow likely, near 20.
AFTERNOON: Partly cloudy, near 20.

SATURDAY
MORNING: Partly cloudy, near 10.
AFTERNOON: Flurries, upper 20s.