*Updated 1:17. Thunderstorms are developing early this afternoon and will become more widespread this afternoon and early evening across CNY and NEPA. A few thunderstorms could have damaging winds. Heavy rain could cause localized flash flooding.

US National Weather Service Binghamton NY

A cold front will slowly move through CNY today and tomorrow bringing showers and thunderstorms that could turn dangerous.

The National Weather Service out of Binghamton (NWS) says some of the thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and heavy downpours resulting in localized small stream and urban flooding.

While the humidity is high and dewpoints hold in the mid-60s, we have a 'marginal risk' for damaging winds and excessive rainfall this afternoon and evening. Tomorrow will be a repeat with afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. Thunderstorms could again have heavy rain and gusty/damaging winds likely.

NWS Forcast:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers between 2am and 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 66. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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