The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood watch for areas of Oneida and Madison counties. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, July 17).
"Numerous showers and thunderstorms will move through central New York late this morning into the afternoon and early evening hours," the National Weather Service reported. "Some storms will contain torrential downpours, capable of producing localized flash flooding. Areas with recent rainfall will be particularly vulnerable."
"Flooding could quickly develop along creeks, small streams, urban and in other low lying areas. Ponding of water on roadways is likely to occur," the National Weather Service added.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation which can result in property loss, injury or death, according to the National Weather Service.