The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Ontario County as a storm slowly move through, dumping torrential rain with it.
It comes with the larger threat of strong or severe thunderstorms, which will persist through the evening hours.
The National Weather Service noted that a strong thunderstorm was producing very heavy rainfall, with over an inch of rain in 30 minutes or less. Winds were also blowing in excess of 40 mph.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the entire region until midnight.
Heaviest of the rain is over Waterloo and continues to head east down the Thruway away from Rochester towards Syracuse. pic.twitter.com/4IX9WgXnB7
— Rich Caniglia (@whec_rcaniglia) August 8, 2018
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Doppler Radar estimates about 1.5-2.5" of rain fell along the Thruway in northern Ontario County as that storm passed through. MUCH lighter rain now, but expect these numbers to go up somewhat this afternoon. #ROC #FLX @News_8 pic.twitter.com/gStSzwoDKo
— Stacey Pensgen (@spensgen) August 8, 2018
Thunderstorms this afternoon have the potential to bring rainfall rates of 1-2"+ per hour. Flash Flood watch is in effect until midnight. pic.twitter.com/w1JNDImqrT
— Lindsay Raychel (@LindsayrNC9) August 8, 2018