Flood warnings and watches have expired or been canceled in the GLOW region as earlier flood waters have receded on a day the saw a record rainfall in Rochester.

Rain was continuing across the region tonight, though lood waters have receded and most of the previously closed roadways have reopened, the Weather Service said just before 7 tonight when the urban area and small stream flood warning was expired.

The warning include Genesee, northwestern Livingston, Orleans, northwestern Wyoming, northeastern Genesee, northwestern Monroe and Niagara counties.

Flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat, the Weather Service said.

The flash flood watch that was in effect for much of upstate New York was canceled earlier tonight.

Steady rainfall will be focused across the Finger Lakes and eastward tonight. Here an additional inch of rainfall will continue the potential for flooding. Lighter rain to the west, combined with continued runoff may continue to give rise to creeks and streams, the Weather Service said.

Rochester set a record for record daily maximum rainfall, with 2.35 inches recorded as of 4:45 p.m., according to the Weather Service.

The previous mark was 2.04 inches, set in 1873.

Other rainfall totals reported this morning by the Weather Service include:

Genesee County

n Batavia, 2.31 inches as of 10:09 a.m.

n Alabama, 1.93 inches as of 9:25 a.m.

n Batavia, 2 miles north, 1.90 inches as of 9 a.m.

n Batavia, 3.4 miles west-southwest, 1.90 inches as of 8 a.m.

n East Bethany, 1.38 inches, 10:03 a.m.

n Batavia, 1.36 inches, 10:03 a.m.

n Le Roy, 1.18 inches, 10:09 a.m.

Livingston County

n Lima, 1.89 inches as of 10 a.m.

n Livonia, 1.27 inches, 10:03 a.m.

n Livonia, 1.10 inches, 10:09 a.m.

n Conesus, 1.08 inches, 10:01 a.m.

n York, 1.07 inches, 10:05 a.m.

n York, 0.98 inch, 10 a.m.

Orleans County

n Holley, 2.06 inches, 10:10 a.m.

n Albion, 1.44 inches, 10:10 a.m.

n Medina, 0.4 miles west-northwest, 1.25 inches, 8 a.m.

n Medina, 1.23 inches, 8 a.m.

n Albion, 1.9 miles northwest, 0,98 inches, 6:51 a.m.

Wyoming County

n Silver Springs, 3 miles north, 0.76 inch as of 7 a.m.

n Warsaw, 6 miles southwest, 0.74 inches as of 7 a.m.

First update:

The National Weather Service has extended its flood warning until 5 p.m. for urban area and small streams.

The warning area includes Genesee County, northwestern Livingston County, Orleans County and northwestern Wyoming County. Also included in the warning are northeastern Erie County, northwestern Monroe County, and Niagara County.

At 2:59 p.m., Weather Service Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area, the Weather Service said.

Between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain have fallen since last night, according to the Weather Service.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, West Seneca, North Tonawanda, Clarence, Lockport, Lackawanna, Batavia, Kenmore, Depew, Amherst, Tonawanda, Lancaster, Medina, Albion, Williamsville, Darien Lakes State Park, Hamlin Beach State Park and Grand Island.

Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area, the Weather Service said.

Original story:

The National Weather Service has extended its flash flood watch until 2 a.m. for the GLOW region and surrounding counties.

A flood warning for urban and small streams is in effect until 3 p.m. The warning includes Genesee, northwestern Livingston, Orleans and northwestern Wyoming counties in the GLOW region. The warning also includes northeastern Erie, northwestern Monroe, and Niagara counties.

Weather Service doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the area early this morning with flooding expected after a half-inch to 1.5 inches of rain fell overnight. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected through this afternoon, the Weather Service said.

Flooding is expected, especially in urban areas and in areas with typically poor drainage, the Weather Service said.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, West Seneca, North Tonawanda, Clarence, Lockport, Lackawanna, Batavia, Kenmore, Depew, Amherst, Tonawanda, Lancaster, Medina, Albion, Williamsville, Darien Lakes State Park, Hamlin Beach State Park and Grand Island.

The flash flood watch continues for portions of central New York, including Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Monroe, Niagara, northern and southern Erie, Ontario, and Wayne counties in western New York.

In central New York the watch includes northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

Steady rainfall will be heavy at times from the Niagara Frontier to the Rochester area today. Storm total rainfall amounts between 2 and 2.5 inches will be common across this area, and this may result in flash flooding, the Weather Service said.

In addition, water levels will rise on many Buffalo area creeks potentially resulting in flooding. Elsewhere, there`s a risk of thunderstorms to produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding, the Weather Service said.

Areas most vulnerable to flooding include urban areas, areas with higher or steep terrain, and areas which received lots of rainfall yesterday.

A separate flash flood watch continues for Steuben County, and the central New York counties of Cortland, Madison, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, southern Cayuga, southern Oneida, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates.

Thunderstorms will move into the area this afternoon and continue through late tonight. Heavy rainfall with rainfall rates in excess of 2 inches per hour are possible in the heaviest downpours. That amount of rainfall may cause flash flooding, especially in areas that recently received heavy rain, the Weather Service said.

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