Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County through Tuesday morning

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

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A flash flood watch is in effect for a portion of central New York through 11 a.m  Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton,

Steady rain will continue to spread north and intensify Monday morning, becoming heavy at times. Cortland County is expected to receive around 2 inches of rain, though other counties could see up to 3 inches or more.

This prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain will lead to rising waters and an elevated threat of flooding. Small streams, creeks, and low lying areas are at the greatest risk for flooding.

The flood watch is also in effect for Madison, Onondaga, and Tompkins counties.

Monitor the latest forecasts and check for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.