Update 6 p.m. —
Motorists should avoid unnecessary travel if possible during the current storm early Sunday evening, especially in the Newfield area, according to emergency responders.
The 911 dispatch center said it was seeing “tons of flooding and road issues” in the Newfield area, with reports of downed trees and power lines.
Additionally, the Newfield Fire Department urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel in a Facebook post Sunday evening.
A few dozen people had lost power in Tompkins County as of 6:15 p.m, according to NYSEG.
ITHACA, N.Y. – A flash flood warning, thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in Tompkins County until early Monday morning.
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The flash flood warning is issued until 7:45 p.m. The weather service reports that up to an inch of rain per hour is possible while slow-moving thunderstorms pass through Central New York and Southern Tier counties.
Ithaca, Newfield, Groton and Trumansburg are among several places that will likely see some flooding near streams, creeks and areas with inadequate drainage.
A flash flood watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, meaning weather conditions could develop for flash flooding.
The storm can be seen moving east in realtime at the National Weather Service website.
On Monday, The Weather Channel says there is a 30 to 35 percent chance for showers from 9 to 10 a.m. The rest of the day is supposed to be cloudy with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 70s.