ITHACA, N.Y. — Thunderstorms and rain will likely last into the weekend throughout Ithaca and surrounding counties, forecasts report.

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Rain pounded the city Monday night and will likely start up again this afternoon and late this evening, the National Weather Service reports.

The weather service said about .5 to 1 inch of rain fell overnight in Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. No serious flooding was reported.

The Weather Channel is forecasting a 50 to 30 percent chance of thunderstorms Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m and the weather service says there is a 30 percent chance for showers in the early Wednesday morning hours.

A reprieve from the rain will likely happen Thursday when it’s expected to be in the upper 70s and mostly sunny. But the weekend will most likely start wet.

The weather service is predicting highs in the lowers 80s on Friday with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers that will continue throughout Saturday.

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