The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for parts of Central New York, as heavy rain moves into the area this afternoon.

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain, some of it heavy at times, developing Thursday afternoon into the evening. Because soil is already saturated, this rain could lead to flash flooding throughout Central New York.

Rainfall amounts are expected to be between 1"-2". Much of that total could fall quickly, during spells of heavy rain.

A possibility exists for thunderstorms with damaging winds, but the risk is slight in the Utica-Rome and Syracuse area.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central New York, including
the following areas, Chemung, Cortland, Madison, Northern
Oneida, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern
Oneida, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates.

Including the cities of Boonville, Seneca Falls,
Auburn, Syracuse, Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, Elmira, Ithaca,
Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, Utica, Cortland, Owego, and Waverly

* From 8 AM EDT this morning through this afternoon

* Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move through central
New York this morning into the afternoon. Some storms will
contain heavy rain, capable of producing localized flash
flooding. Areas with recent rainfall will be particularly
vulnerable.

If you have had previous flooding this year, you are at an increased risk of additional flooding today.