Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday's thunderstorms

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 9PM Sunday for Onondaga, Seneca, Southern Cayuga and Tompkins counties.

ALBANY, N.Y. With the forecast calling for heavy thunderstorms that could drop over two inches per hour of rain Monday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Columbia counties starting Monday afternoon and lasting through late Monday night. It is in effect through Sunday evening. Some areas of the storm will experience torrential downpours, which can produce localized flash flooding. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.&&LAT.LON 3626 8045 3655 8044 3656 8061 3662 8062 3666 8059 3664 8054 3665 8049 3670 8045 3674 8046 3674 8040 3680 8039 3687 8025 3685 8008 3678 8003 3683 8000 3679 7976 3685 7964 3654 7971 3654 7951 3624 7953$$. These storms could become severe as they move into central NY later this afternoon and evening.

The Met Service says atmospheric conditions will remain unstable and deteriorating weather conditions are expected to persist across the island through to tomorrow morning. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent; rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter-inch are forecast with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Urban street flooding may result from clogged storm drains.

Rainfall of up to 2 inches is expected in northern ME from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

The Met Service is warning fisherfolk and other marine interests to be cautious as strong gusty winds are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms, particularly over the waters west and south of Jamaica.

  • Larry Hoffman