LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service activated a flash flood watch for Livingston and several surrounding counties.
According to our news partners News10 NBC, thunderstorms are expected during the late afternoon and evening in Western and Central New York on Sunday. Some of the storms are expected to have torrential downpours.
“A slow moving cold front will help to generate strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with the threat for localized flash flooding lasting through midnight,” said the National Weather Service. “The primary threat of severe weather will be in the form of damaging straight line
The watch went into effect Sunday morning just before 11:30 a.m. and is expected to remain in effect until midnight. Counties said to be impacted by this include Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Wayne, Wyoming and Allegany.
Other impacted counties in the state are Jefferson, Lewis, Northern Cayuga, Oswego, Southern Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua.
The National Weather Service reiterated that urban areas, places with steep terrain, and small streams are most vulnerable to flash flooding.