The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from 12 p.m. March 28 to 6 a.m. March 30 for Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga Counties in the Southern Tier and Central New York and Bradford and Susquehanna Counties in northeast Pennsylvania.

Melting snow and occasional rain will cause a rise in rivers and tributaries.  NOAA says it’s not clear how much snow will melt and how much rain will fall, but there is a chance for minor flooding in the Upper Delaware and North Branch Susquehanna River Basins with small steam flooding also possible in snowy areas.

Forecasters say locations which appear to be most vulnerable for minor flooding at this time are Walton on the West Branch Delaware, Sherburne on the Chenango; and Conklin, Vestal and Waverly on the Susquehanna.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. These forecasts can change based on current conditions.

There may be issues with low-lying areas and roads. Remember, never drive through areas where water covers the road. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.