It has been a very wet July across Central New York, especially over the last week. Many locations have received over 5" of rain since Thursday, which has lowered the threshold for flooding, especially across the Mohawk Valley and Southern Valleys. Heavy rain Sunday night into Monday morning caused road closures and even evacuations along the Sauquoit Creek. Here is a look at the 24 hour rainfall totals:
Starting Monday night, the humidity begins to increase across the region as a warm front approaches. Showers are possible Monday night and some may be heavy at times. Along with the humidity comes the heat by Tuesday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the afternoon and evening. With the increase in moisture in the air, any thunderstorms that do develop could be on the strong side with gusty winds and heavy rain.
The heavy rain could once again cause flash flooding. With the ground being completely saturated from the past weeks rain, it will not take much for flooding to occur. From Monday night through Thursday morning, many locations could see an additional 1-3" of rain and some of that may happen in a short period of time. If you live in a flood prone area, take precautions now.
We do dry out on Thursday, before more rain arrives for Friday and into the weekend.