Strong Thunderstorms Could Cause Flooding in Tioga and Bradford Counties
The National Weather Service in Binghamton says there is a potential for flooding in communities to the west of Binghamton for the later part of the afternoon June 22 and throughout the night.
A Flood Watch is in effect for an area that stretches from just west of Syracuse down to the northern part of Virginia. The watch area is fairly narrow, stretching only about two or three counties wide.
For Tioga County in New York and Bradford County in Pennsylvania, the watch is in effect from noon June 22 to 1 a.m. June 23.
Forecasters say there is a potential for some water problems due to the possibility of heavy rain from multiple thunderstorms.
According to the watch statement issued by NOAA in Binghamton early on June 22, a band of thunderstorms is expected to set up with several storms possibly firing up following initial daytime heating.
Some areas could see one to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts up to five inches.
In the Binghamton coverage area, portions of Central New York and northeast Pennsylvania including, in Central New York: Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Tioga, Tompkins and Yates Counties fall in the region of concern while in Northeast Pennsylvania, the watch is for Bradford County and adjacent counties to the west and south.
The National Weather Service says excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations like those urban poor drainage areas like underpasses.
Residents are encouraged to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings when they should be ready to take quick action to get out of harm’s way.
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