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Flood warning for Buffalo Creek extended

A flood warning has been extended for Buffalo Creek in central Erie County, where existing ice jams may worsen with warmer temperatures forecast for Monday.

The warning has been extended until 7:45 p.m. Monday. The flood warning for Cazenovia Creek has been canceled, according to John Rozbicki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

As of early Monday morning, at least one ice jam was reported on Buffalo Creek – near the gauge location in Gardenville, causing some minor flooding.

High temperatures in the 40s are in the forecast.

“That will help increase the runoff again,” Rozbicki said. “That can lead to some additional problems for the creeks.”

In addition, precipitation is in the forecast for Monday night. It will begin as rain showers then change to snow showers as temperatures dip into the middle 30s, where they will remain through Tuesday.

“We’re not looking for significant rainfall out of that,” Rozbicki noted.