Rain falling on frozen ground may lead to flooding across the Catskills on Tuesday, Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service in Albany and Binghamton.
The western Catskills counties of Delaware and Sullivan are under a flood advisory until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, according to NWS Binghamton:
SEVERAL AREAS OF MINOR PONDING OF WATER...AND STREET FLOODING HAVE BEEN REPORTED TODAY ACROSS THE REGION DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND MELTING SNOW. SLUSH CLOGGED DRAINS HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE OF MOST OF THE FLOODING.
SMALL STREAMS HAVE BEEN RISING RAPIDLY WITHIN THEIR BANKS OVER PARTS OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON OF ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IS LIKELY...WHICH WILL CAUSE ADDITIONAL MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW LYING AREAS INTO THIS EVENING.
The eastern Catskills are also under a hazardous weather outlook warning on Tuesday for possible flooding, according to NWS Albany:
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN WITH RAPID RUNOFF DUE TO FROZEN GROUND THIS AFTERNOON. THIS COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OF URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS...AS WELL AS LOW LYING AREAS. ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING CANNOT BE RULED OUT DUE TO HIGH RAINFALL RATES AS WELL.