National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

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First flood watch posted for Upstate NY as heavy rain approaches

Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms remain possible as a cold front settles across the NY metro area, with the strongest storms expected to hit between 3 a.m. and noon Monday.

As more heavy rain and thunderstorms pass through the area, a flash flood watch will remain in effect in parts of southeast Louisiana and southern MS until 6 a.m. Sunday (April 15), according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood watch continues for Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Upper Bucks and other Pennsylvania counties until 6 p.m. this evening.

Heavy showers and storms will cross the region Sunday night through the early overnight hours, the National Weather Service said. Flood waters will also threaten some homes and businesses.

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Traveling can be impacted due to torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move through, according to the NWS.

The weather service says the bulk of the storms are expected to move through the area just before or during the morning commute.

A flash flood watch means that conditions are present that could lead to flash flooding. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 36. Lows will be around 40 by sunrise Monday morning with lows a few degrees colder in a few areas to the north. Sunshine will return but temperatures remain cool during the day Monday followed by overnight lows a few degrees cooler by sunrise Tuesday morning with a few areas of frost even possible by then.

A lot of rain is falling in a short amount of time, causing flooding, traffic, and accidents on the road.

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