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Flood Watch National Weather Service Binghamton NY 1015 PM EST Fri Jan 12 2018 ...ICE JAM FLOODING POTENTIAL CONTINUES INTO SATURDAY... The thick ice on area rivers and streams and the combination of melting snow and rain tonight will result in rising water levels, breaking ice, and the potential for ice jams. Localized flooding will be possible in the vicinity of any ice jams. Some headwaters are flooding and more could flood due to additional rain and snow melt. NYZ057-062-PAZ040-043-044-047-048-072-131115- /O.CON.KBGM.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-180114T0000Z/ /00000.0.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Delaware-Sullivan-Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-Pike- Southern Wayne- Including the cities of Delhi, Walton, Monticello, Damascus, Equinunk, Tunkhannock, Scranton, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Milford, and Honesdale 1015 PM EST Fri Jan 12 2018 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in central New York, Delaware and Sullivan. In northeast Pennsylvania, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northern Wayne, Pike, Southern Wayne, and Wyoming. * Through Saturday evening * A combination of snow melt and additional rainfall tonight may lead to additional ice jams which could cause flooding on local rivers and streams. An additional half inch of rain is possible tonight before changing to snow. Broken ice flowing in area rivers and streams may still cause ice jams through the day Saturday. * Rivers and streams could see locally fast and significant rises in the vicinity of any ice jams. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. &&