ALBANY–The National Weather Service in albany has issued a flash flood warning for Columbia County, including the City of Hudson and Village of Chatham. The warning also includes eastern Greene County and the Village of Catskill. It will remain in effect until 4:15 p.m. Friday, July 31.
At 12:10 p.m. National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding from heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms over the warned area. Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Valatie, Philmont, New Lebanon, Kinderhook and Austerlitz.
Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the warned area. Many of these locations received two to seven inches of rainfall on Wednesday. This new rainfall will increase further flooding as the showers repeatedly move over the same area.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, highways and underpasses. Additionally, country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks streams and other low-lying areas are subject to flooding.