If you're lucky enough to be heading out to the river tomorrow morning, please take care once you hit the water. Good luck everybody.
From the WRGB, Channel 6 website out of Schenectady, New York:
Weather Advisories: MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EVENT WITH A POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect through this afternoon for the Catskills and mid Hudson valley as well as Montgomery, Washington, Rensselaer, Bennington, Berkshire and Litchfield counties.
A storm forming tonight along the mid Atlantic coast will strengthen and track north to a position south of New York City today. This system will tap into an existing area of deep sub-tropical moisture looming along the coast to produce locally moderate to heavy rain across eastern New York and western New England on Tuesday. Rainfall amounts of 1"-2" on average are likely from the Capital Region on east into Berkshire County and on south into the Catskills and mid Hudson valley. Locally higher amounts of rain are possible especially in the eastern Catskills, Berkshires, and Litchfield hills where terrain enhances the rainfall. This amount of rain on top of saturated ground conditions and ambient high water levels will be enough to trigger additional river, stream, and creek flooding through tonight.
If you live in a flood prone zone in the watch area, now is the time to prepare for the potential of flooding. Have a plan in place now should flooding materialize at your location later.
Lighter rainfall amounts of 1/2" to 1" are likely north and west of the Capital Region through the Adirondacks where flooding is much less likely. There is, however, a potential that enough cooling will develop with this storm that some wet snow or mixed snow and sleet could develop over the highest elevations of the Adirondacks and Catskills later today and tonight. At this time, any snow and sleet should be confined to elevations of 2000'and higher if it materializes at all.