FLOOD WATCH: Steady, possibly heavy rain through Monday night

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of the region – ahead of what forecasters are saying could be a significant rain event.

The watch begins Sunday evening, and continues through Monday night. Steady rain is expected to start during the evening hours on Sunday – continuing through the day on Monday. A large portion of New York, as result, could see upwards of 3 inches of rainfall. Though those amounts will vary and be localized.


The NWS in Binghamton reports that there is not much change to their previous forecast for a prolonged rainfall event. They are predicting rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches area-wide.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the prolonged period of steady or heavy rain could lead to rising waters and an elevated risk of flooding. Flash flooding will also be a threat if embedded thunderstorms develop during the afternoon hours on Monday.

The National Weather Service says residents should monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings, which could be issued during the event itself.

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