Heavy rain in NYC may bring street flooding

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood watch for portions of central NY. It's still tough to guarantee an entirely dry day in this pattern and thunderstorm chances may indeed dot your forecast every day into early next week, but we may be able to sneak in an entirely dry day or two by the weekend if we're lucky.

While we shouldn't see tremendously heavy rainfall, the weather service says there is the potential for damaging winds and large hail Friday afternoon and evening.

The flood watch extends into Wednesday, and until it expires, drivers should be alert to the possibility of high water in some places due to consistent rain and storms.

The watch is also in effect for northeastern Pennsylvania and the counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga, and Tompkins. As we heat up a bit, showers and thunderstorms should becoming more abundant into the afternoon.

Variable cloudiness, breezy, and humid; a few showers and a thunderstorm.

Showers peppered the state Wednesday morning and bands of showers will continue into the night, according to the National Weather Service. Highs in the low 80s. It has rained in New York City nine out of the past 13 days.

"We've been so saturated lately and this activity is just going to exacerbate that this evening", said Kevin Witt, a weather service meteorologist. There's a chance of rain and storms from Monday through Thursday.

As for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, "any decaying storms approaching from the west this evening will have a hard time moving east. can not rule out showers, though, in those areas", forecasters said.

The rain compounded delays on roads undergoing scheduled repairs and crashes were reported throughout Saturday, though by Sunday morning the roads were in slightly better shape.


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