... Flash Flood Watch in effect through Friday morning...
The National Weather Service in Albany has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of northwestern
Connecticut... western Massachusetts and east central New
York... including the following areas... in northwestern
Connecticut... northern Litchfield and southern Litchfield. In
western Massachusetts... northern Berkshire and southern
Berkshire. In east central New York... eastern Columbia...
eastern Dutchess... eastern Greene... eastern Ulster... western
Columbia... western Dutchess... western Greene and western
* Through Friday morning
* a strong cold front is expected to track across the region
through tonight. Bands of showers and thunderstorms with very
heavy rain are expected. The bands of showers and thunderstorms
should track slowly east through eastern New York and western
New England through tonight. The ground across the area is wet
from heavy rain this afternoon and the past few days. Many areas
should see 1 to 2 inches of rain through tonight... but localized
amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible.
* These rainfall amounts could cause significant standing water
on roadways and low spots in hilly terrain... along with the
potential for flash flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based
on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flash flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.