Flash Flood Watch Issued For CNY As Remnants of Hurricane Arrive
The remnants of Hurricane Florence are poised to bring heavy rain to Central New York and now, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch.
Heavy rain is expected to fall in Central New York beginning Monday evening (September 17) and lasting until early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service says this rain could lead to flash flooding in parts in Central New York, and cautions residents to be prepared if a Flash Flood Warning is issued (remember, a warning is more serious than a watch.)
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a:
**Flood Watch in effect from 6 PM Monday until 12PM Tuesday for Southern Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Onondaga and Otsego counties**
* Tropical remnants of Florence will overspread the region with
rain late today into Tuesday. Rain will be heavy at times this
evening through Tuesday morning. 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is
expected, though locally higher amounts are possible within
embedded bands of heavier rain and occasional thunder.
* Flash flooding is possible, especially for urban areas, creeks
and small streams, and areas that have already experienced
flooding in recent weeks. There is still some uncertainty for
exactly where the heaviest rainfall will be, but flash flooding
could be especially significant where it occurs.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
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