Above: A Flood Watch is in effect for the eastern Catskills until the day after Christmas. Image via the National Weather Service in Albany.
It's going to be a rainy Christmas in the Catskills. The National Weather Service has issued multiple weather warnings for the region, including a flood watch that goes into effect at 1 p.m on Wednesday, Dec. 24 for Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties and lasts through Friday, Dec. 26:
A Steady Rain Will Overspread The Area Today And Continue Wellinto The Overnight Hours As A Low Pressure System Impacts The region. The Rain Is Expected To Be Heavy At Times. In Additionto The Rainfall There Will Be Runoff From Snow Melt As temperatures Rise Into The 40S And 50S This Afternoon And tonight. The Combination Of Runoff From The Rainfall And Snowmelt May Result In Flooding Of Small Streams And Creeks As Well as Minor Flooding On Some Of The Main Stem Rivers As Well.
And finally, the NWS in Binghamton also has issued a warning about dense fog in the higher elevations in Delaware and Sullivan counties during the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Those reindeer are going to have a workout tonight.