Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Landslides reported as flood warning stays in effect until 10 am Monday

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Melinda Barton | 16 April, 2018, 14:44

Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms remain possible as a cold front settles across the NY metro area, with the strongest storms expected to hit between 3 a.m. and noon Monday.

The storm is expected to start clearing out by Monday afternoon.

Residents in most of West Virginia are being told to watch out for flash floods from heavy rains.

A flash flood warning has been issued for windward areas of the Big Island from Hilo to South Point until 10:15 a.m.

The watch is for counties along the east end of Lake Ontario: Wayne, northern Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and Ontario.

According to forecasters, localized rainfall may totaling up to 4 inches is possible, especially in the eastern mountainous areas of the state, raising the risk for flash flooding in small creeks and streams. That high water will also flood the North Shore walk, he added.

A flash flood watch means that conditions are present that could lead to flash flooding. According to the NWS, flash flooding is extremely unsafe. The second half of the week looks mostly dry and much calmer although there could be a few showers overnight Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Meteorologists say those temperatures will slowly fall off this afternoon, and drop all the way into the low to mid 30s tonight for the Lehigh Valley and points north.