Heavy rains resulting from the recent storms that hit Louisiana and swept the nation are now causing big problems for Central New York. Flooding could occur in some areas and affect a large swath of the CNY population.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 8:00 PM Wednesday night (7/17/19) for a portion of the Mohawk Valley and all of Central New York, including the following counties: Cortland, Madison, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates. Here are some of the important details straight off our region's portion of the Weather.gov website:

Numerous showers and thunderstorms will move through Central New York late this morning into the afternoon and early evening hours. Some storms will contain torrential downpours, capable of producing localized flash flooding. Areas with recent rainfall will be particularly vulnerable. Flooding could quickly develop along creeks, small streams, urban and in other low lying areas. Ponding of water on roadways is likely to occur.

A Flash Flood Watch means conditions COULD develop into flash flooding, which is very dangerous.