Flood watch in effect for Cortland County beginning Friday morning

Flooding on Tompkins Street, July 2015 (Photo: Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A mix of rain, sleet, and freezing rain is expected to arrive in Cortland County later this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of central New York and northeastern Pennsylvania, which will go into effect Friday morning and last through Sunday morning.

About 1 to 1.5 inches of rain is expected to fall in Cortland County Friday night, causing water levels to rise along the Tioughnioga River that could lead to minor flooding. Snow will continue to melt out of the headwater streams of the Susquehanna basin through Saturday, forecasters said.

Smaller streaks, creeks, roadside ditches and urban areas may also experience flooding.

Forecasters recommend monitoring the latest forecasts for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action.

Source: National Weather Service