Flash Flood Watch issued for area

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From National Weather Service:

Event:

Flash Flood Watch

Alert:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH

LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

 

* Portions of northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts,

and New York, including the following areas, in northwestern

Connecticut, Northern Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In

western Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire and Southern

Berkshire. In New York, Eastern Albany, Eastern Columbia,

Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene, Eastern Rensselaer, Eastern

Schenectady, Eastern Ulster, Montgomery, Northern Fulton,

Schoharie, Southern Fulton, Southern Herkimer, Southern

Saratoga, Western Albany, Western Columbia, Western Dutchess,

Western Greene, Western Rensselaer, Western Schenectady, and

Western Ulster.

 

* From late tonight through late Tuesday night

 

* Tropical moisture from the remnants of Florence will overspread

the region with rain tonight into Tuesday. Rain will be heavy at

times overnight into Tuesday morning. 1 to 3 inches of rainfall

is expected, though locally higher amounts are possible within

embedded bands of heavier rain and isolated thunderstorms.

 

* Flash flooding is possible, especially for urban areas, creeks

and small streams, and areas that have already experienced

flooding in recent weeks. There is still some uncertainty for

exactly where the heaviest rainfall will be, but flash flooding

is possible where it occurs, especially if rainfall rates

exceed an inch an hour.

Instructions:

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.

Target Area:

Eastern AlbanyEastern ColumbiaEastern DutchessEastern GreeneEastern RensselaerEastern SchenectadyEastern UlsterMontgomeryNorthern FultonSchoharieSouthern FultonSouthern HerkimerSouthern SaratogaWestern AlbanyWestern ColumbiaWestern DutchessWestern GreeneWestern RensselaerWestern SchenectadyWestern Ulster

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