The remains of Hurricane Florence are about to be felt in the Twin Tiers.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 6 p.m. September 17 to 12 p.m. September 18 for portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins Counties in New York and Bradford, Wayne and Susquehanna Counties in Pennsylvania.

Tropical remnants of Florence will overspread the region with rain late September 17 into Tuesday. Rain will be heavy at times this evening through Tuesday morning. 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is expected, though locally higher amounts are possible within embedded bands of heavier rain and occasional thunder.

Flash flooding is possible, especially for urban areas, creeks and small streams, and areas that have already experienced flooding in recent weeks.

A number of roads in the Southern Tier are still being repaired while, in Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation last week reported over a dozen roads remain closed due to flood damage.  Gulf Road alone in Bradford County is expected to cost about a half million dollars to repair the infrastructure damaged in July and August.

There is still some uncertainty for exactly where the heaviest rainfall will be, but flash flooding could be especially significant where it occurs.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


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