Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood watch for portions of central New York.

The watch is in effect from 1 p.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Recent showers and thunderstorms are saturating soils, increasing the risk for flooding, forecasters say.

Through Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall rates are likely. Additional rainfall could result in several inches of rain, which would lead to flash flooding.

The watch is also in effect for northeastern Pennsylvania and the counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga, and Tompkins.

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