Recap of locally heavy rainfall

Tropical downpours brought the heaviest rainfall of the year.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 4:38 PM
Updated: Jul 17, 2019 5:01 PM

UTICA - The rain came down in buckets Wednesday thanks to the leftovers of what was once Hurricane/Tropical Storm Barry.

Rainfall reports ranged from an inch across the southern valleys to almost 5" in parts of central Oneida County. Localized flash flooding was reported in multiple areas across central and northern Oneida County.

Tropical moisture played a major role in contributing to these high rainfall totals in our area. Thankfully, we entered Wednesday with a rainfall deficit for the month of July. If this event happened in late May, flooding would have been much more severe.

Moving forward, the heat and humidity look to build in the region. We're expecting high temperatures to push 90 degrees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will also be the risk of pop up showers and thunderstorms each day.

We'll be watching for the potential of localized flooding with heavy downpours possible.

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