UPDATE (3:13 p.m.) — As thunderstorms continue in Tompkins County, a flood advisory has been issued until 8 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Tompkins County, as well as other parts of Central New York including Schuyler County, southwestern Cortland County and east central Steuben County.
Radar indicates more heavy rain on the forecast.
Locations expected to experience flooding include Ithaca, Newfield, Cayuga Heights, Lansing, Enfield Groton, Dryden, Watkins Glen, Trumansburg and Catherine, according to the NWS.
When the roads are flooded, the Ithaca Fire Department urges residents not to drive through flooded roads.
About two inches of rain fell during thunderstorms Friday, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center. The rain caused flash floods and damage across Tompkins County.
On Friday afternoon, dozens of vehicles were submerged in water after the parking lot at the Shops at Ithaca Mall flooded. Several shops, including Target, Bon Ton, Michaels and Old Navy were forced to close early.
TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern Tompkins County and other parts of Central New York effective until 1:30 p.m. Monday.
According to the National Weather Service in Binghamton, the warning is effective from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday.
At 12:29 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was spotted over Kidders, about 15 miles northwest of Ithaca moving at 25 miles per hour, the NWS says. The storm is expected to impact northern Tompkins County, including Trumansburg and Groton.
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The thunderstorm could include 60 mph wind gusts, quarter size hail and very heavy rain.
A severe thunderstorm watch will also remain in effect until 8 p.m. in Tompkins County.