Minor flooding, icy roadways expected later today

NORWICH Chenango and surrounding counties are under a flood watch and winter weather advisory today until Thursday morning, according to reports this morning from the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

In Sherburne, starting tonight, that area will be under a flood warning in effect until Thursday evening. The Chenango River is expected to rise from 6 to 8.4 feet there, four inches above flood stage, by midnight.

As of tomorrow morning, Bainbridge will also be under a flood warning until further notice. The Susquehanna River in that area is expected to crest at 13.8, 8 inches above flood stage.

In both instances, the weather service and Chenango County Fire Coordinator Matt Beckwith say the flooding will be minor.

On top of rising water, the area will also see some slippery winter weather later in the day and overnight.

According to the National Weather Service, rainfall Wednesday is expected to mix with freezing rain this afternoon and evening that will turn into snow overnight. A winter weather advisory will be in effect for the county until 1 a.m.

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