Stormtracker 2 Alert Day due to tropical rains from Fred

The leftovers of what was once Tropical Storm Fred look to impact Central New York Wednesday night into Thursday

Posted: Aug 17, 2021 4:12 PM
Updated: Aug 17, 2021 4:13 PM

Here we go, again. Heavy rain is in the forecast thanks to what was once tropical storm Fred. The rain we're seeing this afternoon is from low pressure unrelated to this storm. Showers and storms are expected to continue this evening and tonight. We'll get a break from that as we head into late tonight and early tomorrow.

The leftovers of Tropical Storm Fred arrive Wednesday night into Thursday, bringing heavy rain to Central New York. The general idea is 1-2" in and north of the Mohawk Valley, with 2-4" of rainfall south of the Mohawk Valley.

Flooding is possible, so we have Wednesday as a Stormtracker 2 Alert Day, though it's important to note the rain and possible flooding will happen Wednesday night.  Make preparations in advance, especially if you live in a flood prone area. The National Weather Service has a flash flood watch in effect through Thursday morning for most of Central New York.

In addition to rainfall, a few strong storms are possible, especially south and east of Utica.  Gusty winds are possible in thunderstorms that do develop.  Tropical systems are also known for producing tornadoes in the right front end of the storm.  This area would include the southern valleys, so we'll be watching that closely.

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