Weather Watch & Advisory
From The National Weather Service Albany New York
- FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL OF EASTERN NEW YORK EXCLUDING THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS, FOR NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT, WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. * FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING * RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF THREE-QUARTERS OF AN INCH TO AN INCH AND A QUARTER ALONG WITH SNOWMELT ON TODAY MAY BE ENOUGH TO DISLODGE RIVER ICE WHICH WOULD THEN MOVE DOWNSTREAM AND POTENTIALLY JAM AT PREFERRED LOCATIONS. AREAS IN THE RIVER CHANNELS WHICH ARE MOST PRONE TO ICE JAM FLOODING INCLUDE OBSTRUCTIONS IN THE CHANNEL SUCH AS ISLANDS, LOCKS, BRIDGE PIERS AND DOCKS; CHANGES IN THE CHANNEL SUCH AS NARROWING OF THE CHANNEL, BENDS, GORGES AND INTACT ICE COVER; CHANGE IN CHANNEL DEPTH FROM DEEP WATER TO SHALLOW WATER; AND MERGER OF RIVER CHANNELS. 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.
- THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... BERKSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... ULSTER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK... DUTCHESS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK... COLUMBIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK... SOUTHERN ALBANY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK... GREENE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK... SOUTHEASTERN SCHOHARIE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK... * UNTIL 115 PM EST * AT 1004 AM EST, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, COUNTRY ROADS, FARMLAND, AND OTHER LOW LYING SPOTS. A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED, OR PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
Rain before 2pm, then showers, mainly after 2pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 51. South wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
Rain showers likely before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 1am and 2am, then a chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
A slight chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.