Severe thunderstorm watch issues for Fairfield County

Severe thunderstorm watch issues for Fairfield County

UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: A second flash flood warning has been issued for Livingston County by the National Weather Service. Move away from drainages now!Life threatening flash floods and debris flows will occur in the Mule Canyon, Wolf Creek, and Pine Creek drainages.

While widespread, heavy rain like Thursday morning's is unlikely, any longer-lived shower could aggravate flooding in parts of the region.

This may lead to flash flooding in small streams, urban, low lying areas and areas prone to flooding.

"Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain", a report read.

MONDAY: Expect a chance for a shower or storm, mainly early. "Find alternate routes", the weather service said in a statement.

Thursday features a 30 percent chance for showers and storms before 1 p.m., mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 77 and northwest winds around 5 miles per hour.

Forecasters say one or more rounds of thunderstorms are expected into late Wednesday night along and north of US 30. The watch stretches from Wednesday evening to Friday morning, when a cold front will pass through.

THURSDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely.

You can hear more about today's rains in the video weather forecast above. "Rainfall rates will top 2 inches per hour in the strongest storms".

Lakemont, in Yates County: 2.67 inches.