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Flood Watch Issued; Ice Jams Possible

BINGHAMTON, NY — The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Thursday morning and also announced that ice jam flooding is possible due to rain and snowmelt.

Forecasters said temperatures will warm through the 40s and 50s Thursday into Friday. Also, rain will move through the area Thursday into Friday, producing 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. There is thick ice on rivers and streams. The combination of melting snow and rain will result in rising water levels; breaking up the ice, and potentially causing ice jams. Localized flooding will be possible in the vicinity of any ice jams.
The flood watch remains in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday evening in Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York and Wayne, Wyoming, Lackawanna-Luzerne and Pike Counties, Pa.

 A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Residents should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.






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