Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are continuing to push through the region from NW to SE this morning, bringing torrential downpours. Flood stage is 17 feet and the river is expected to rise above that early today and crest at 18.1 feet approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday before falling below the flood stage at 5 p.m. Friday.
Two rounds of potentially severe thunderstorms that could in addition produce flash-flood-producing significant rainfalls of one to three inches (locally higher amounts possible) are expected to occur.
Strong storms will return to the D.C. area Tuesday. Most of our area is also in slight risk (2/5) for large hail (quarter-sized or larger).
A flash flood watch has been issued for Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne and Wyoming Counties. DO NOT TOUCH downed wires, and please drive with caution through through today and into tonight. It will be partly sunny Saturday, Sunday and Monday with a small chance of rain each day.
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