A Break in the Weather

Western New York gets a much-deserved break from any heavy rain, freezing rain, or snow events over the next couple of days as some areas recover from moderate flooding and others in the north recover from freezing rain.

Widely scattered precipitation is expected overnight into Monday, with limited snow showers in Niagara country, and a light wintry mix overnight in Erie County. No accumulation is expected.

Temps overnight will be in the low 30s. Temperatures dwindle Monday, starting from the 30s and making to the low 20s by nightfall.

Snow snow showers are likely in Chautauqua County in the morning. An accumulation of 1-2 inches is possible. Widely scattered snow showers are possible in Erie County midday. However, no precip will add to freezing rain or flooding issues.

Major flooding has been projected for Tonawanda Creek in the City of Batavia. Waters may crest 3 feet above flood stage. Residents on Route 5 in the city, and in the nearby towns of Batavia and Pembroke, should be prepared over the next 24 hours.

Minor to moderate flooding is also projected for Ellicott Creek near Williamsville, Allegheny River near Olean, Oatka Creek in Monroe County, and Tonawanda Creek in Rapids (town of Lockport).

Christmas Eve Tuesday will be cold! Highs of only 18, with lows in the single digits overnight. Christmas Wednesday will be cloudy with highs in the upper 20s.

One of the places where we've seen the most action tonight has been in Batavia... Where the Tonawanda creek kept rising long after most of the other creeks started falling.

2 On Your Side's Andrea Marvin reported live from the Genesee County Court House in the City of Batavia.

: Click here for the latest Storm Team 2 Forecast

: And check out a photo gallery of this weekend's flooding.


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