Update: The flash flood watch has been extended until noon Monday. 

ITHACA, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and is forecasting thunderstorms throughout the night in Tompkins County.

The weather service says one to two inches of rain is expected to fall per hour in areas where the ground is already saturated with water.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are expected to accompany thunderstorms moving through central Tompkins County.

According to scanner traffic, multiple power lines and trees are being reported down throughout the county, including a tree or branch that has fallen across multiple vehicles at the annual Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg.

The flash flood watch is in effect until midnight.

See any flooded roads or areas people should avoid? Let us know in the comments.

Jolene Almendarez

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.