Flash Flood Warnings issued for parts of FLX

After scattered thunderstorms all afternoon, a slow moving, organized line of heavy rain and thunder is prompting flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings in the Finger Lakes Monday night, May 18th.
After scattered thunderstorms all afternoon, a slow moving, organized line of heavy rain and thunder is prompting flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings in the Finger Lakes Monday night, May 18th.

Flash flood warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for parts of the northern and western Finger Lakes as a line of slow moving heavy thunderstorms drifts east.

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A slow moving line of storms is producing heavy rain and some hail this evening. Flash flood warnings, show above in green, are in effect for parts Ontario and Livingston counties. Not shown on the map is a severe thunderstorm warning that was issued in the process of writing this blog for northern Seneca and extreme west-central Cayuga county.

Additional flood warnings may be needed as this heavy rain moves east into areas that have seen multiple storms already today. The flooding threat is much more serious than any severe threat, not that a severe thunderstorm warning should be downplayed.

9:30pm update-
Radar is estimating over 2″ of rain falling in an hour as the storm passes south of Geneva.

9:30pm one-hour rain estimates are over 2" south of Geneva.
9:30pm one-hour rain estimates are over 2″ south of Geneva.

Remember- never drive through flood waters, especially at night! Flooding is the number one cause of weather related deaths in the United States. If you come across a flooded roadway, please turn around and find a different route.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.) When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making soap, or playing with his two young boys.