The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Flash Flood Watch from noon June 20 to 1 a.m. June 21 for portions of central New York and  northeast Pennsylvania.

Louie G. / Townsquare Binghamton
Louie G. / Townsquare Binghamton

The Watch area includes Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, and Sullivan Counties in New York. In northeast Pennsylvania, Bradford, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties are included in the watch area.  Much of Central New York is also on alert for possible flooding.

For the Twin Tiers, forecasters say additional showers and storms will track through June 21 ahead of a cold front. Storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall which could lead to localized flash flooding. Areas which have already seen heavy rain recently would be  particularly at risk for flash flooding.

Meanwhile, flash flooding from June 19 in southern parts of Chenango County could still be an issue for motorists.  Officials reported part of Route 32 was closed into the early morning of June 20 and mud and debris were said to be on the roads but State Route 12 was okay.

Parts of Oxford were especially hard hit but areas of the City of Norwich also saw sudden rises of water over the roads in the early evening.

Flash Flood Warnings were issued in the late afternoon and early evening and some pooling of water and urban flooding of roads were reported in Tioga County as well as southern Chenango County.  The storm June 19 broke apart fairly quickly and there were no reports of wide-spread power issues from a quick burst of thunderstorm activity and heavy rain.

June 18, Bradford and Susquehanna County reported mud slides over roads and some wash outs as a result of a storm that swept through the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania at around 10 Tuesday morning.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.  Updates can be found on News Radio 1290 WNBF and always online at


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