Hudson region under flash flood watch for Monday, June 19

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued for multiple Western Pa. counties

By West Kentucky Star Staff

The flood watch will be in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, meteorologists from the weather service's offices in Caribou and Gray said Sunday.

Scattered showers and storms are now forming over western NY and moving towards the Finger Lakes. These storms could become severe as they move into central NY later this afternoon and evening. This will bring the potential for localized flash flooding, perhaps impacting the Monday evening commute.

The storm threat increases Sunday night, with the chance of precipitation at 90 percent and rainfall amounts between a half- and three-quarters of an inch possible. It does not mean that they will occur; it only means they are possible.

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A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the low-lying and flood-prone areas of Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas, St Mary, Portland, St Ann, Trelawny, Manchester, Clarendon and St Catherine.

The flash flood watch affects southern and northern Litchfield County, Hartford, and Windsor Locks, as well as parts of NY, western MA and southern Vermont. The rain may fall at a rate in excess of 2 inches an hour.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say heavy rainfall is expected along with gusty winds in the Southern Tier counties and in areas well east of Buffalo. Still, Brown said thunderstorms could produce additional rainfall and risky winds in all areas.

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