StormTracker 2 Alert Day Saturday

Flooding is possible again on Saturday due to heavy rainfall in the forecast.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 5:21 PM
Updated: Jul 17, 2021 11:45 AM

July has been a very wet month in Central New York, with rainfall totals between 5-7" across most of the area. This is about two to three times the average amount of rain for the first half of July. The soil is saturated and streams and rivers are running much higher compared to earlier this month.

More rain is in the forecast. A cold front stalls over the area on Saturday, as an area of low pressure swings in from the west. The setup looks similar to last Sunday, with widespread heavy rain in the forecast.

The forecast calls for 1-3" of accumulation beginning Friday night and ending late Saturday. A few thunderstorms are possible, too, especially Saturday afternoon. The rainfall may be enough to cause flooding, particularly in poor drainage areas.

The possibility of flooding means Saturday is a StormTracker 2 Alert Day. That means if you encountered flooding in the previous two rainfall events, you'll want to be on guard again late Saturday.

Widespread rain ends Saturday night, with a few lingering showers and storms on Sunday.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2373659

Reported Deaths: 54904
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Kings31693410717
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Suffolk2263213507
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New York1607744600
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Oneida25527541
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Ulster16239271
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Putnam1176595
Chautauqua10796155
Oswego9496100
Chemung8956144
St. Lawrence8774115
Ontario846496
Steuben8285156
Cayuga7828100
Sullivan776581
Jefferson737071
Wayne686877
Cattaraugus667596
Genesee6017127
Herkimer5937116
Tompkins588959
Clinton558534
Madison533897
Fulton523297
Livingston514066
Montgomery5023133
Cortland478369
Warren464676
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Tioga436867
Chenango414886
Otsego413051
Allegany398192
Greene391983
Wyoming388454
Washington387061
Orleans358983
Franklin344415
Lewis315936
Delaware301740
Seneca244459
Schoharie205420
Essex192929
Yates138126
Schuyler126416
Hamilton4073
Unassigned12529
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