Provided by the National Weather Service

ITHACA, N.Y. — Heavy rainfall in Ithaca will likely end by around 3 p.m., The Weather Channel is reporting.

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The National Weather Service says that a Flood Watch issued yesterday afternoon for Central New York and the Southern Tier is still scheduled to end at noon as rainfall and storms lessen throughout Wednesday morning.

About 2 inches of rain has fallen in the area since yesterday, with some places in northern Tompkins County seeing 3 to 4 inches of rain.

The Finger Lakes Local Weather Center is reporting that additional rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible today.

The weather service is reporting that while flooding was not a major issue to contend with in the past 24 hours because of unusual seasonal dryness, a storm front moving in Friday could cause more flooding concerns because the ground will likely still be saturated with water.

While Friday will start with a 30 percent chance of rain in Ithaca, it will increase to a 60 percent chance of rain by the evening and continue into Saturday.

Provided by the National Weather Service

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Jolene Almendarez

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