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Written By Editor on 7/12/17 | 7/12/17

... Flash Flood Watch in effect until 9 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Albany has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of western Massachusetts
  and New York, including the following areas, in western
  Massachusetts, northern Berkshire. In New York, eastern
  Albany, eastern Columbia, eastern Dutchess, eastern Greene,
  eastern Rensselaer, eastern Schenectady, eastern Ulster,
  Montgomery, Schoharie, southern Fulton, southern Herkimer,
  southern Saratoga, western Albany, western Columbia, western
  Dutchess, western Greene, western Rensselaer, western
  Schenectady, and western Ulster.

* Until 9 PM EDT this evening.

* Showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon into the
  evening. Thunderstorms will be capable of producing torrential
  downpours resulting in rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour.

* Heavy rainfall rates could lead to flash flooding, especially in
  urban, poor drainage and low lying areas. Also locations that
  have received heavy rainfall in the past few weeks will be
  susceptible for flash flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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