...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of central New York and northeast
Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in central New
York, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga.
In northeast Pennsylvania, Bradford, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and
* From Friday morning through Sunday morning
* Snow will continue to melt out of the headwater streams of the
Susquehanna basin through Saturday. This, along with an
additional 1 to 1.5 inches of rain through Friday night will
cause renewed rises and possible minor flooding along the
Tioughnioga, Chenango and Susquehanna rivers.
Smaller streams, creeks, roadside ditches and urban areas may
also experience flooding.
The West and East Branches of the Delaware above the reservoirs
should also be monitored closely.
* Potential flood, or near-flood, crests are expected starting
late Friday night in Central New York, and from Saturday into
Sunday for the Susquehanna in Northeast Pennsylvania.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Flooding at this time is not certain.
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.