Heavy rain could be headed to Central New York, and along with it, the possibility of flash flooding.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central New York, including Oneida, Madison, Otsego, and Chenango counties.
Heavy rain and the risk of flooding is for Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. Lighter rain is expected to continue Thursday.
.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.
Heavy rain is expected Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night, mainly east of Interstate 81. The heaviest rainfall will be towards the Poconos and Catskills. Minor flooding could occur in poor drainage areas.
Here's your extended forecast:
Today - A chance of rain between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Southeast wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight - Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 44. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday - Rain before 8am, then showers, mainly after 8am. High near 48. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday Night - A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.