The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including Broome and Tioga counties in New York and Bradford, Wayne and Susquehanna counties in Pennsylvania from 2 p.m. August 2 through Friday morning.

Officials say, With a very moist atmosphere in place, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area and could produce locally heavy rainfall.

NOAA says flash flooding of creeks, small streams, and urban areas will be possible where locally heavy rainfall occurs. Locations that have already received a lot of rain over the course of the past week will be particularly vulnerable.

Forecasters say additional rounds of possibly heavy rainfall may even persist in the afternoon and evening August 3 for some locations.

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.

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