Flash Flood Watch this afternoon & tonight

Don’t forget your rain boots today: a flash flood watch is in effect through the region from 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.Showers and storms are expected to develop this afternoon and become widespread this evening, continuing overnight. Some will produce “torrential rainfall,” according to the weather service. In some areas, that could mean 3 inches or more of rain.This raises the possibility of flash flooding along smaller creeks and streams, as well as urban areas. Significant rises are also expected on the larger rivers, although they are expected to stay within their banks, according to the weather service.Get the latest radar and forecast at the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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