ALBANY, N.Y. – The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch early Tuesday morning that will remain in effect until 8 p.m.
The watch affects Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Rensselaer, Shenectady, Ulster, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties in New York, as well as Berkshire County in Massachusetts and Bennington County in Vermont.
They have advised residents to remain aware that slow moving showers and thunderstorms producing very heavy rain will continue across the region into Tuesday afternoon. Rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour will be possible, with isolated areas reaching an estimated five inches, according to the National Weather Service. According to the statement, heavy rainfall could produce some flash flooding in areas of poor drainage and some small streams and creeks could reach overflow levels.
Though the region will continue to have a shower and thunderstorm threat continuing into Wednesday, the rain is expected to subside, bringing less humid air later this week