The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Schuyler County, Seneca County, and Tompkins County, saying over three inches of rain has fallen in the area so far today. Another inch to two inches is expected over the next couple of hours.
Flooding has been reported in the Mecklenburg area, and Route 228 is closed at this time. The NWS urges residents near Taughannock Creek to watch for rising waters.
Several thunderstorm cells have passed through the area, with the most severe weather mostly to our east. Pea-sized hail was reported. Rain is likely to continue this afternoon.
Do not attempt to drive into or across flooded roadways or parking lots, and watched for downed tree limbs.
The Tompkins County Workers Center says their 30th annual Labor Day Picnic, scheduled for today from 11am-3pm, will go on as planned. If it's raining, the picnic will be held in the large pavilion at Stewart Park. Free burgers (meat and veggie), hot dogs, beverages, and ice cream will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.