Flash flood watch issued for Greene, Ulster counties

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a flood watch for eastern New York and western New England, in effect through 8am Friday morning. In New York State, the watch covers Albany, Columbia, Greene and Ulster counties.

From a NY-Alert message posted at 3:53pm:

A Strong Cold Front Is Expected To Track Across The Region Through Tonight. Bands Of Showers And Thunderstorms With Very Heavy Rain Are Expected. The Bands Of Showers And Thunderstorms Should Track Slowly East Through Eastern New York And Western New England Through Tonight. The Ground Across The Area Is Wet From Heavy Rain This Afternoon And The Past Few Days. Many Areas Should See 1 To 2 Inches Of Rain Through Tonight...But Localized Amounts Of 2 To 4 Inches Are Possible. * These Rainfall Amounts Could Cause Significant Standing Water On Roadways And Low Spots In Hilly Terrain...Along With The Potential For Flash Flooding.