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Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County

Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County

A flash flood watch was issued Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning for areas in northern CT including Hartford, Windham, Tolland and Litchfield counties. But the pleasant weather is expected to be short-lived as storms pick up again.

Temperatures will remain below average - in the mid-80s today, mid to upper 80s Wednesday - due to more cloud cover and better rain chances.

Coverage-wise, the next 24 hours will be similar to the last 24 hours, with hit and miss showers and storms scattered about Pennsylvania and New Jersey, although with a focus on Pennsylvania.

The weekend, however, is expected to be dry with high temperatures in the mid-80s.

New York City's unsettled weather is not going away anytime soon, as heavy rain may bring flooding to the city Wednesday night. One or two storms could show up around 2pm, but the bulk of the rain seems to favor timing closer to 5 or 6pm.

A round of thunderstorms is projected for Friday afternoon into the evening, possibly featuring heavy rain and strong winds.




Recent showers and thunderstorms are saturating soils, increasing the risk for flooding, forecasters say. By the weekend, the pesky low pressure system will have pulled away and mercifully lower storm chances will return.

Mostly cloudy and humid with a few showers and a thunderstorm.

Once storms pass by late Friday night, drier weather is forecast Saturday, with patchy fog in the morning.

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

Extreme weather continued to hit the U.S. East and West coasts Wednesday with flooding ravaging much of the eastern seaboard and fires tearing through the West.