NWS Buffalo

Had enough? Record rainfall dampens weekend!

More than an inch of rainfall broke a record for Saturday's date

June 16, 2019 - 8:17 am

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's not just your imagination.  We're setting records when it comes to rainfall in the region and there's more rainfall in the offing for Buffalo and Western New York.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says we shattered the 1926 record for rainfall for June 15th as more than an inch of rain fell in 24 hours.  And we are leading the way when it comes to the wet weather. 

The National Weather Service says so far we rank 6th wettest when it comes to 'start to the year'.

While Father's Day may not be a wash out, there will be rain to dodge before skies begin to clear out somewhat later in the day.

The weather pattern does dry out somewhat for the start of the work week but Western New York will be on the edge of a system that has AccuWeather meteorologists concerned for areas just to our south.

"Lightning dangers, flash flooding, damaging thunderstorms and outdoor plans in jeopardy will remain the theme this week as storms may track from nation's midsection into a part of the Northeast on a nearly daily basis", according to AccuWeather.

"Showers and thunderstorms will generally erupt along a corridor of high humidity from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic and into southern New England but may spread farther north at times", AccuWeather forecasters say.

The flood risk will progressively increase in areas that get hit repeatedly by downpours day after day.

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