Flash Flood Watch
Including the cities of Elmira, Cortland, Norwich, Oneonta,
Owego, Waverly, Binghamton, Delhi, Walton, Monticello, Sayre,
Towanda, Hallstead, Montrose, Damascus, Equinunk, Tunkhannock,
Scranton, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Milford, and Honesdale
246 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central New York and
northeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in
central New York, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland,
Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan, and Tioga. In northeast
Pennsylvania, Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northern Wayne,
Pike, Southern Wayne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming.
* From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning
* A period of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms is expected
to impact the area late Friday afternoon into Friday night.
Rainfall rates could locally approach or exceed one half inch
per hour at times. Storm total rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with
locally higher amounts are forecast in the watch area.
* The wet soil conditions and this amount of rainfall could result
in minor flooding along creeks and the headwater points in the
local river basins. Flooding could also occur on area roadways,
urban and poor drainage areas.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.