Cortland and many nearby counties are expected to join much of the Northeastern U.S. experiencing a strong line of Halloween storms tonight – perfect for scary movie lovers, but not so good for trick-or-treaters.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch taking effect at 4:00 this afternoon (October 31) and running through tomorrow evening.
NWS officials say around 2-3″ of rapid accumulation is expected within the watch area, with higher local amounts possible.
We can also expect to see plenty of thunderstorms, further adding to the eerie atmosphere surrounding the “spookiest” unofficial holiday of the year.
Due to the rapid rainfall rate, flooding could quickly develop along creeks, small streams, urban and other low-lying areas.
Ponding of water on roadways is also likely to occur, with significant rises expected on area rivers.
Additionally, the Weather Service has a High Wind Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow (November 1), with peak gusts of up to 55 mph.
Utility crews have reported they’ll be on standby to deal with any issues that may arise from the inclement weather.
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