This has now been cancelled!
Update: The National Weather Service has extended this now to 8am on Tuesday.
As rain is making it’s way into Central New York the National Weather Service has issued a Areal Flood Watch.
The Flood Watch continues for a portion of central New York, including the following areas, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Tompkins, and Yates.
Steady rain is expected to intensify and spread north this evening and become heavy at times and last through the day Monday. A good portion of central New York may see 1 to 3 inches of rain…with locally higher amounts possible.
This prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain will lead to rising waters and an elevated threat of flooding, especially along small creeks and streams.
There is also the potential for localized flash flooding primarily on Monday if embedded thunderstorms develop.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.