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Flash Flood Watch in effect for Capital Region Monday into Tuesday

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Capital Region Monday into Tuesday

More rain is in the forecast for Upstate New York including the entire Capital Region.  A Flash Flood Watch goes into effect Monday morning and will last through Tuesday morning.  Here's the full watch from the National Weather Service:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT...
  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN
  VERMONT...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWESTERN
  CONNECTICUT...NORTHERN LITCHFIELD AND SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD. IN
  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHERN BERKSHIRE AND SOUTHERN
  BERKSHIRE. IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...EASTERN ALBANY...EASTERN
  COLUMBIA...EASTERN DUTCHESS...EASTERN GREENE...EASTERN
  RENSSELAER...EASTERN SCHENECTADY...EASTERN ULSTER...HAMILTON...
  MONTGOMERY...NORTHERN FULTON...NORTHERN HERKIMER...NORTHERN
  SARATOGA...NORTHERN WARREN...NORTHERN WASHINGTON...SCHOHARIE...
  SOUTHEAST WARREN...SOUTHERN FULTON...SOUTHERN HERKIMER...
  SOUTHERN SARATOGA...SOUTHERN WASHINGTON...WESTERN ALBANY...
  WESTERN COLUMBIA...WESTERN DUTCHESS...WESTERN GREENE...WESTERN
  RENSSELAER...WESTERN SCHENECTADY AND WESTERN ULSTER. IN SOUTHERN
  VERMONT...BENNINGTON...EASTERN WINDHAM AND WESTERN WINDHAM.

* FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

* THE CURRENT THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...MID HUDSON
  VALLEY...LITCHFIELD HILLS AND SOUTHERN BERKSHIRES SHOULD
  DISSIPATE AFTER SUNSET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
  SHOULD PUSH INTO THE SAME AREAS LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY
  MORNING. THE COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD
  INCREASE AS THEY SPREAD NORTH INTO CENTRAL NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN
  VERMONT. THE RAIN SHOULD SPREAD TO THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND
  WESTERN MOHAWK VALLEY LATE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. THE
  HEAVIEST RAIN SHOULD END TUESDAY MORNING.

* A WEAK STATIONARY FRONT WILL GRADUALLY DRIFT NORTHWEST THROUGH
  EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS
  UPPER LEVEL ENERGY SUPPORTS WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ALONG
  THE FRONT. THE ATMOSPHERE ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE STATIONARY
  FRONT IS EXTREMELY MOIST AND UNSTABLE. THIS WILL SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY
  RAIN.

* MANY AREAS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH 4 OR MORE
  INCHES IN HIGHLY LOCALIZED AREAS WHERE SLOW MOVING LINES OF
  THUNDERSTORMS COULD DEVELOP...OR WHERE THUNDERSTORMS COULD GET
  ANCHORED TO TERRAIN...SUCH AS THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...
  TACONICS...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. THE LIGHTEST
  AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WESTERN MOHAWK VALLEY AND WESTERN
  ADIRONDACKS...BUT BECAUSE OF SATURATED SOILS IN THOSE AREAS...AN
  INCH OR MORE OF RAIN CAN POTENTIALLY PRODUCE NEW FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

 

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