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More than an inch of rain falls at Buffalo airport

More than an inch of rain fell overnight at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service reported 1.36 inches of rain fell at the airport since 3 a.m., with an inch falling between 4 and 5 a.m.

It was enough rain to make a slight dent in the region's drought.

Radar images from 6:42 a.m. show the rain the passed through the Buffalo area early Thursday morning.(National Weather Service)

Radar images from 6:42 a.m. show the rain the passed through the Buffalo area early Thursday morning.(National Weather Service)

The quick blast of heavy rain also overran numerous wastewater treatment plants across Western New York, resulting in discharges of sewage into area waterways, according to NY-Alert reports.

Those included:

Ellicott and Two Mile creeks in the Town of Tonawanda

Buffalo River in West Seneca

Scajaquada, Cayuga and Ellicott creeks in Cheektowaga

Rush Creek in Blasdell

A complete list, locations and amounts discharged included in the area's is here: Sewage Alerts as of 9 am on 082516.

Western New York will see a chance of showers all day. High temperatures are expected to hit the low 80s near the lake shore to the mid 80s inland.

[Related: Don Paul: How much rain is needed to fix the drought problem?]

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