The National Weather Service in Binghamton says torrential downpours with thunderstorms July 16 could be capable of producing heavy rainfall in a short period and that may lead to localized flash flooding.

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According to a Hazardous Weather Statement, NOAA says the threat for locally heavy rainfall and isolated flash flooding continues into the evening of July 17 as tropical moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Barry passes through the area.

The heat and humidity will build late in the week. There is a potential for excessive heat on both July 19 and July 20 with maximum heat indices each afternoon in the valleys between 100 and 105 degrees. Heat indices in the mid to upper 90s may linger into July 21.