First flood watch posted for Upstate NY as heavy rain approaches


The Essex Region Conservation Authority is extending its flood watch until Monday. Heavy rain and lightning are now being reported in the districts of Puna and Kau.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Flash Flooding: A flash flood watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding in a short period of time, generally less than six hours.

A thunderstorm striking Western Pennsylvania Sunday night is expected to dump as much as three inches of rain, prompting concerns over possible river flooding, slippery roads and more landslides.

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The GRCA adds that areas upstream of major reservoirs, such as Grand Valley and Drayton, along with New Hamburg and Ayr on the Nith river, may be especially prone to flooding.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said just after 8 a.m., radar showed an area of heavy rain had moved southwest into the lower sections of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Please be aware that road closures may occur without notice. High rainfall rates this evening can cause river and creeks to exceed their banks quickly.

A flash flood watch also remains in effect statewide until 6 p.m. Sunday.