Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County through Thursday morning

Flooding on Tompkins Street in 2015 (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood watch for 17 counties in central and upstate New York, including Cortland.

Multiple rounds of heavy showers and thunderstorms could result in flash flooding, especially in urban areas and those with poor drainage systems. Places like Oneida County that already received heavy rain earlier this month are also more susceptible to flooding, forecasters said.

The flood watch was issued Wednesday afternoon and will remain in effect through Thursday morning.

The weather service recommends monitoring the latest weather forecasts for updates on weather condition.