Showers and t-storms make dent in drought

Rain fell where it was needed the most
Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 11:40:25-04

Nature gave most of us a reason to celebrate today. We're looking at you Niagara and Orleans County!

Showers and thunderstorms swept through the area Monday morning, bringing a well needed soaker to lawns and gardens all across Western New York. Much of the Southern Tier were left out of the action...for now. But I think you can agree your friends up north needed the rain a little more than you.

The rain fell where it was needed the most. The wettest county in all of Western New York goes to Niagara County, especially for areas along the shores of Lake Ontario. From Youngstown to Olcott, you folks saw around an inch and a half of water, as well as parts of Grand Island in Erie County. Not leaving the Tonawandas and Pendleton out of the mix either. You folks saw a good downpour too.

Showers and thunderstorms ahead of a cold front will begin to wind down across the area later this afternoon. Could see a few late stragglers in the Northtowns a little after 5 p.m. And what do you know, more rain is in the forecast this week.

The pattern out west will favor showers and t-storms to develop in Western New York Thursday through the weekend.