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Areal Flood Warning for Niagara County has expired

Storms produced close to 6 inches of rain around Lockport Tuesday afternoon. Many other spots measured 2 to 4 inches.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Yet another strong cold front triggered a couple of rounds of storms with torrential rain, damaging winds and large hail. Significant flooding was reported in the Lockport area along with nearly a dozen reports of large hail throughout Niagara County. 

Please avoid traveling in Niagara County this evening as flood water continues to recede. Several roads remain closed around Lockport.

An Areal Flood Warning for parts of Niagara County has been allowed to expire.

Radar indicates that up to 6 inches of rain fell in central Niagara County since 3 p.m. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was previously issued for the Niagara Frontier has been allowed to expire.

Tuesday's lines of storms brought large hail to Niagara County in addition to the torrential rain. About a dozen reports of large hail came in this evening from the National Weather Service. One report near Lewiston included nearly tennis ball-sized hail.

Leftover showers and thunderstorms will continue to drop south overnight. A few isolated downpours may produce some ponding on roads, but the heavy rain will clear up by the morning drive on Wednesday.