Remnants Of Florence Headed Our Way: Here’s What To Expect (with Radar)

September 17, 2018

So, when can we expect to see the effects of Florence in our region? AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Steve Wistar said most rain will fall tonight into Tuesday morning.

As the storm moves north, it will meet the jet stream and start picking up speed. “That’s good news. That means you don’t get too much crazy stuff,” Wistar said.

Expect periods of rain, heavy at times, during which 1½ to 3 inches of rain could fall. That’s enough to raise streams and run the risk of minor flooding, Wistar said.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in central New York, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Onondaga, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates.


Counties is northeast Pennsylvania that are under a flash fllod watch include Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northern Wayne, Southern Wayne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming from this evening through Tuesday morning


Tropical remnants of Florence will overspread the region with rain late today 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. There is still some uncertainty for exactly where the heaviest rainfall will be, but flash flooding could be especially significant where it occurs.  


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