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Flood Watch tonight and tomorrow

Nov 30, 2010 9:33 am
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch effective late tonight through early Thursday morning for an area that includes our portion of the Hudson Valley and surrounding hills and mountains.

Rainfall is expected to start over the region this afternoon and will be heavy at times through Wednesday. Rainfall of 1-3 inches is expected, with 2-4 inches possible across higher terrain and as much as 5 inches possible in some areas.

Sharp rises of water levels are expected in smaller rivers and streams, with major river stems expected to have some minor flooding beginning late Wednesday.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Residents 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 call for tomorrow is cloudy with heavy rain and strong gusty winds at times. Thunder is possible and the high is expected to be around 56F.

Thursday is predicted to be clear and seasonable.