The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from 1 a.m. December 21 through 1 a.m. December 22 for portions of the Southern Tier and Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania.

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

The watch area includes Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware and Tioga Counties in New York and Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wayne Counties in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Forecasters say a storm system will impact the region Thursday night, December 20 through Friday night, December 21 resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1.5 to two inches of with locally higher amounts possible in the Poconos and western Catskills.

NOAA says the wet soil conditions and the predicted amount of rainfall could result in minor flooding along the Susquehanna and Delaware River basins along with roadways and poor drainage areas.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

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.

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