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This Flash Flood Watch has now expired

Updated: The National Weather Service has issued This Flash Flood watch, which is in effect until Monday at 12pm. (10/30)

The National Weather service has also issued a Wind advisory from 3am to 4pm on October 30th forf Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. Winds will be out of the West at 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

 

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in central New York, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, andYates. In northeast Pennsylvania, Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northern Wayne, Pike, Southern Wayne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming.

Through Monday morning

Rain will develop from a stalling front this evening, then continue through Sunday morning. Then, a strong low pressure system will move through the region Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, with additional rainfall, which will be heavy at times. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. There remains some uncertainty for where the heaviest amounts will occur.

Though rain will begin tonight to early Sunday, the primary period of concern will be Sunday afternoon through Sunday night, as additional heavy rainfall occurs on top of soils that will be very wet from the earlier rains. Flash flooding will be possible, where the heaviest rain bands occur. Also, as area rivers respond to the widespread rain, some river flooding could occur into Monday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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