Heavy rains hit area

Most of northern Chautauqua County was taken by surprise by the thunderstorms that rolled through the region early Thursday night that at times included heavy hail.

According to the National Weather Service, the village of Fredonia received nearly 2.84 inches. It was not alone. Mayville received 1.73 inches, Dunkirk 1.62 inches and Sinclairville tallied 1.46 inches.

In Erie County, Derby recorded 2.46 inches while Eden reported 1.43 inches.

Other areas in the county, including Silver Creek, reported less than an inch of rain.

Cooler temperatures will continue this weekend with partly cloudy skies on both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid 60s.