Hochul urged New Yorkers to prepare for the severe weather expected to affect much of the state from Sunday afternoon, July 9, through Monday, July 10.

Localized flooding is expected in urban areas, roads and creeks.

“Parts of the state will continue to be at risk of flooding from the storm through the weekend, especially in areas that have already been hit hard by rainfall and flooding over the past few days,” Hochul said. “State agencies will be working through the weekend to prepare , to respond to local requests for assistance. I urge everyone to keep an eye on the weather and make sure to plan activities accordingly.”

The storm will be sparked by a slow-moving cold front, with most of the rain expected Sunday afternoon and into the night, the National Weather Service said.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue until early Monday afternoon.

Spread over many areas of potential flash flooding is possible, the weather service noted, adding that “creeks, rivers and creeks may emerge from their banks.”

The system is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain, with localized higher totals.

This is still a developing story. Please check back with The Daily Voice for updates.

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