Calmer Weather in Store For Christmas Week

BUFFALO, N.Y.- WNY 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 overnight, with limited snow showers in Niagara country, and a light wintry mix overnight in Erie County. No accumulation is expected.

Temps overnight 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, 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, or nearby in the 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.


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