FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. The Flash Flood Watch continues for:
* A portion of eastern New York, including the following areas, Northern Herkimer and Southern Herkimer County (Southern Adirondacks).
* Through Wednesday morning (August 5).
* Heavy rainfall from bands of showers and embedded thunderstorms ahead of and associated with Tropical Storm Isaias will affect the region this afternoon into early tonight. A total of 1 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected. Hourly rainfall rates may exceed an inch in an hour this afternoon into the early evening.
* The heavy rainfall rates have the potential to cause flash flooding in urban, poor drainage and low lying areas. Smaller streams and creeks may also flood their banks due to the heavy rainfall rates.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation and could be potentially life threatening. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flooding warnings be issued.
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