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ITHACA, N.Y.  — Rain and thunderstorms are expected in Ithaca throughout the afternoon and evening, forecasts say.

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Scattered storms are expected to start around 1 p.m. with 15 mph winds and will likely last until just before midnight, according to The Weather Channel.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook in Tompkins County and other areas in the Southern Tier and Central New York.

Screenshot from the National Weather Service Facebook page.

The outlook states that the storms are a result of a cold front moving into the area from the southwest. Minor flooding in poor drainage areas is possible, but flash flooding is not likely.

Up to an inch of rain is possible throughout the county, the weather service predicts. That’s more rain than the city has seen for the entire month of August, which has only gotten .87 of an inch of rain, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
To see realtime updates about the storm, check out the National Weather Service doppler radar loop.

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Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.