Less than 2 weeks ago we were talking about record snowfall amounts for the Tug Hill area.  Now, with the forecast of temperatures in the 60's along with heavy rains, NOAA has now issued flood watches for that area along with other parts of the Adirondacks.

The watch was issued on Thursday morning and is in effect from Friday evening until Sunday night.  It's based on the threat of near record-high temperatures and over an inch of rain expected.  The effected areas are in Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego Counties.

The weather service says that the deep snow already on the ground contains several inches of water already.  The quick-melting caused by warm temperatures combined with rain might be more than the creeks and rivers can handle.

According to newyorkupstate.com, if flooding does begin or appears unavoidable, the watch will be changed to a warning.

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