LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The summer’s drought disaster was hard on local farmers but may actually be a saving grace headed into the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, a slow moving and moisture laden low pressure system will bring about 1.5 to 3 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts possible, Thursday and into Thursday night.
“The very dry ground conditions from the drought will likely prevent any significant flooding concerns despite the heavy rainfall,” said the National Weather Service. “Some minor poor drainage flooding may be possible however, especially where leaves are blocking drainage systems.”
Our region will likely be safe from weather emergencies. However, there is a marginal risk for a few severe thunderstorms this afternoon, and a low risk for an isolated tornado and some damaging winds especially toward the New York and Pennsylvania border.
Friday through next Wednesday, the heavy rainfall will begin to taper off by Friday afternoon with an additional inch of rainfall possible. Some minor poor drainage flooding may be possible where leaves block drainage systems.