As Hurricane Beryl makes its way across the United States, the remnants of the storm are expected to reach Upstate New York on Wednesday, potentially delivering heavy and flooding rains.

National Weather Service Alerts and Potential Impacts

The National Weather Service is already issuing alerts about possible flash flooding, especially in central and eastern New York. With more than two inches of rain expected to fall and the possibility of thunderstorms dropping torrential rain, the region is bracing for potential impacts.

Path Evolution and Areas of Concern

The uncertainty about the forecast presents challenges. As the center of the storm is forecast to arc northeast, passing over southern Michigan and reaching New York, the path could evolve and shift. Widespread rain is highly likely in Upstate New York, with concerns about where the heaviest bands of rain will roll through.

US National Weather Service Binghamton NY
US National Weather Service Binghamton NY
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Areas stretching from the Finger Lakes to the Adirondacks foothills, and from the Southern Tier to the Tug Hill Plateau, are at risk for significant rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding of creeks and streets.

Temperature Relief and Potential Risks

The impending weather is expected to bring relief from the recent heat. Before the rain arrives, Upstate will experience a day of temperatures approaching 90 degrees, with the heat index reaching into the upper 90s. However, the clouds and rain from Beryl are anticipated to bring temperatures back down into the low to mid-80s.

Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines highlighted the risk of flooding, particularly for smaller creeks, if the region experiences two or three inches of rain. Meanwhile, the potential interaction of the low pressure at the center of Beryl with a warm front could lead to the formation of tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

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