CORTLAND, N.Y. – A flash flood watch is in effect for the city of Cortland and Cortland County beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Rain and thunderstorms will move west to east across the region Thursday afternoon through the evening hours, and rainfall rates could exceed an inch per hour at times, according to the National Weather Service.
The watch is in effect for the entire central New York region and northeastern Pennsylvania.
Cortland is expected to get close to an inch of rain through Friday morning, which could lead to flash flooding in some areas.
There's also a slight risk for severe thunderstorms, though mainly in northern Pennsylvania.
On the bright side, forecasters predict mostly sunny skies on Friday, with highs in the mid 70s. Temperatures are expected to to reach the upper 70s on Saturday and the lower 80s on Sunday.