Due to an extended period of wet weather from tropical moisture moving up the east coast, the Governor's office is urging state residents to pay attention to the weather warnings.  Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday evening when the flood warning expires.  The rainfall is expected to produce at least one inch per hour in many places which could lead to road wash outs.

In the Southern Tier, the flood watch has been issued for Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties.  One positive aspect of the recent dry conditions, according to the state DEC, is that the ground may be able to hold the water better helping to alleviate some flooding.

In addition to the warnings, the Governor's office is urging drivers to not attempt to drive over a flooded road, and do not under estimate the destructive power of fast-moving water.  Just two feet of quick water will float most cars.