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Flash Flooding a Concern All Week

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By Fox 40 Staff.
A flash flood warning is in effect for much of central New York including Broome and Tioga counties from Monday Night at 10 o'clock through Tuesday morning.

This comes after rain Sunday caused flooding and road washouts near creeks, especially in Tioga and Tompkins counties. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Binghamton expect more rounds of showers which could bring heavy rains Tuesday and Thursday.

"We're in a pattern where there's a large area of high pressure down across the southeast us, the flow around it is really pulling in all of this air from the Gulf of Mexico. So you're exactly right; very warm and humid. That's what lead to the heavy rain yesterday. We could see a couple more periods of heavy rain throughout the week, so we're not out of the woods yet," said National Weather Service Binghamton Meteorologist Erik Heden.

Heden says those living in low-lying areas and near creeks need to keep a close eye on the forecast this week. And of course, never drive along a flooded road - you don't know how deep the water is or if the road underneath has been washed out. Remember, turn around, don't drown.