Region is under a flash-flood watch

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A severe thunderstorm watch was issued at 1:35 p.m. and is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday.

Scattered showers and storms are now forming over western NY and moving towards the Finger Lakes.

Showers and storms will continue to increase in coverage and move through the rest of central NY between 4 pm and 9 pm.

It is projected that light to heavy showers will continue to affect sections of all parishes this evening and tonight.

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Urban areas and areas with steep terrain will be most vulnerable to flash flooding, according to the Weather Service. These storms could become severe as they move into central NY later this afternoon and evening.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Flash Flood Watch. Severe Thunderstorm Watch.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN.Monday through Saturday.

This means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. All GLOW region counties are included in the watch.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central NY, including the following areas, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates. The rain may fall at a rate in excess of 2 inches an hour. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. The weather conditions could down trees and power lines.

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