The Flash Flood Watch for the immediate central NY area for tonight has been cancelled as the threat for widespread, heavier rain has diminished. However, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Herkimer county eastward across the eastern Mohawk Valley and into eastern NY State for tonight.
Also of note, the localized River Flood Warning for the Mohawk River at Utica has also been cancelled.
If your area has a flood watch, here is what you should do:
-- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of flooding developing if and/when heavy rain occurs.
-- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on CNYcentral.com.
-- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.
-- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible warnings.
-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to streams, creeks or rivers, which can become killers in heavy rains.
-- If you live or work in an area which is prone to flooding, have a safe evacuation route to use if flooding occurs.
-- Have a battery operated radio, and several flashlights available and in working order.
Stay updated with this storm with these links:
-- Watches/Warnings (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
FLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY400 AM EDT WED JUL 10 2013
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...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAYTHROUGH THIS EVENING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...CHENANGO...MADISON...NORTHERN ONEIDA...OTSEGO AND SOUTHERN ONEIDA.
* FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WILL BRING LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN TO THE AREA TODAY. THE GROUND REMAINS WET WITH STREAMS AND CREEKS RUNNING HIGH FROM RAINFALL EARLIER THIS WEEK. A WIDESPREAD INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 2 INCHES OR MORE.
* HEAVY RAIN COULD CAUSE LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS... STREAMS...AND LOW LYING URBAN LOCATIONS. IN ADDITION...THE CHENANGO RIVER AT SHERBURNE AND THE ONEIDA CREEK AT ONEIDA COULD SHOW RAPID RISES TO AROUND FLOOD STAGE.