Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding Could Wrap Summer in Southern Tier
The National Weather Service office in Binghamton is advising that some rocky weather could be in store for the final official days of summer in the Twin Tiers.
Autumn arrives on Thursday, September 22.
NOAA, in a Hazardous Weather Outlook posted at 4:42 a.m. September 19 advises Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania should expect thunderstorms to move across the region during the afternoon hours of Monday, September 19.
According to forecasters, the storms have the potential to become strong to severe with damaging winds being the main threat to public property.
Officials say some of the storms could also produce heavy downpours. Should that heavy rain materialize, there is a potential for isolated flash flooding. That is especially possible in the pour drainage and urban areas. With a number of construction projects currently underway in the region, there could be even more poor drainage situations in the area due to a change in drainage mechanisms.
The Monday Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Broome, Tioga, Delaware, Cortland, Chenango, Chemung, Tompkins, Schuyler, Madison, Southern Oneida, Otsego and Sullivan Counties in New York. Pennsylvania Counties include Susquehanna, Bradford and Northern and Southern Wayne Counties.
Travelers should also be aware of the potential of heavy rain moving in from the west and could include major roadways like Interstate 81 south to Scranton and north to Syracuse.
Later in the week, the National Weather Service says a strong cold front is expected to move through Wednesday, September 28. Those storms are also expected to have the potential to produce strong to severe wind gusts.
With the potential for strong winds, residents in the region are encouraged to keep up with current forecasts and be prepared to secure loose objects should strong thunderstorms approach.