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Potentially Heavy Rains Are Coming Our Way; Weather Service Issues Flood Watch Until Tomorrow AM

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect until tomorrow morning at 1am.

The Flood Watch continues for Portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in central New York, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan, and Tioga. In northeast Pennsylvania, Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northern Wayne, Pike, Southern Wayne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming.

The Weather Service says a storm system will impact the region this evening through Friday night, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches. Locally higher amounts, up to 3 inches are possible along the east facing slopes of the Poconos and Catskills.

The wet soil conditions and this amount of rainfall could result in minor flooding along the Susquehanna and Delaware River basins along with roadways and poor drainage areas.

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.

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