A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for all Finger Lakes counties beginning at 10:00 pm tonight and running through Tuesday morning.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH begins at 10PM tonight until Tuesday Morning. More on NBC3 and CBS5 tonight at 5PM. pic.twitter.com/ntWAnxn3AG
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Here is the statement from the NWS in Buffalo, NY issued just before 3:00 pm on Tuesday:SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE REGION OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY. RECENT SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL HAS RESULTED IN MANY AREAS WITH SATURATED GROUND AND STREAMS RUNNING HIGH. ANY THUNDERSTORM OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THIS MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING IS ACROSS THE FINGER LAKES…GENESEE VALLEY…AND SOUTHERN TIER.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING EXISTS ALONG RIVERS AND CREEKS. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA YOU SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS CLOSELY. BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER UPDATES.Flooding rain on Sunday has wreaked havoc on several area communities. Click here for our coverage.For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.