Flash flood watch in effect Wednesday for Cortland County

Flooding on Route 215 in Virgil, July 14, 2017 (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A flash flood watch is in effect for portions of central New York, including Cortland County, until 12 a.m. Thursday.

Thunderstorms will develop Wednesday afternoon, producing very heavy rainfall with possible flooding into the afternoon and evening hours, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

Rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour or more are possible locally.

Flash flooding of creeks, small streams, and urban areas will be possible where locally heavy rainfall occurs.

Locations that have already received substantial rain over the past several days will be particularly vulnerable.

Seasonal temperatures, sunshine, and less humid air will arrive on Friday, with high temperatures in the upper 70s. The chance remains for showers and thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s a look at your full forecast for the rest of the week: