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.