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Labor Day soaker: Waves of moderate, heavy rain expected through Tuesday morning

A much needed rainy day is here. The Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier are in for a soaker, with the only bad news being that it arrived at the end of a holiday weekend.

Widespread moderate to heavy rain showers will move through the region as waves of low pressure ride a stalled out frontal boundary.

The National Weather Service says the Southern Tier will see the heaviest rain with some locations recording upwards of 2-inches of rain before it dries up early-Tuesday. Locations along Lake Ontario in the northern part of the Finger Lakes will see the least rainfall recording between a quarter- and a third-inch today.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most counties in the Southern Tier. The rainfall forecast is a reminder for any motorists hitting the road today – expect heavier rain as you drive south through the Finger Lakes.

The biggest risks with the flood watch are poor drainage areas, or places that have seen heavy rain in recent weeks.

Credit: NWS
Credit: NWS

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