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Slow-moving, heavy rain may cause flash flooding through tonight

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for much of Western New York through tonight.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are making their way into the area. The slow-moving storms, on top of the heavy rain that hit the area already today, could bring an inch or 2 of rain within an hour. That brings the risk of flash flooding, the weather service said.

The watch was issued for southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming and Genesee counties.

Under a watch, the threat of flash flooding exists along rivers and creeks, according to the weather service.

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