Friday, September 29, 2023

Flood Watch In Effect Tonight

National Weather Service meteorologists claim “excessive rainfall” is possible throughout tonight and could cause flooding across the area.

Multiple rounds of showers with embedded thunderstorms are expected to move through the area this evening. Heavy rainfall could cause flooding of creeks, streams, and other low-lying areas. In some instances, flash flooding may occur.

The NWS regional office in Upton, NY has placed Orange and Rockland Counties under a Flood Watch, effective until 2:00 am tonight into tomorrow. The area has already received 0.5″ to 1.0″ of rainfall. An additional 1″ to 2″ of rain is forecast. However, amounts could be even higher within any thunderstorms, which would create the potential for flash flooding.

For western Ulster County, the NWS regional office in Albany, NY has placed them under a Flood Watch through late tonight for total rainfall totals from 1″ to 4″. The highest totals are expected across the peaks of the Catskills.

for Sullivan County, the NWS regional office in Binghamton, NY has placed them under a Flood Watch through late tonight for 1.5″ to 2.25″ of rain, with locally higher totals possible. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks, as well as flooding in poor drainage and urban areas. This amount of rain will cause significant rises on area creeks and headwater rivers, NWS Binghamton stated.

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