The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Binghamton says we're in for a 12 to 18-hour soaking rain event.

A frontal system moves in on Monday afternoon importing mild, humid air. A few showers might reach our far western counties by sunrise. Rain will increase from west to east on Tuesday, rain looks like a certainty by afternoon with temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees.

NWS has honed in on the period of steadiest rain, mainly late Tuesday afternoon into the evening west of I-81...and during the evening into the early overnight period east of I-81. A strong southerly jet will be present and will help transport deep moisture into CNY...At this time, am still expecting a solid, soaking rainfall event; with 12-18 hour totals reaching between a half to one inch; localized higher amounts up to 1.5 inches will be possible, mainly along and east of I-81 up into Oneida county.

NWS says that this amount of rain should not cause any significant problems on area rivers or creeks unless storm drains are clogged with leaves or other debris. We'll also see some localized ponding of water on roadways so drive carefully.

Extended Forecast:

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 62. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly between 2pm and 3pm, then rain likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Rain before 1am, then showers likely, mainly between 1am and 3am. Low around 45. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.