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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area (shown in green) that includes southern Cayuga County Wednesday. Later in the week, excessive heat (shown in maroon) is expected to hit the northern parts of the county. 

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for southern Cayuga County for Wednesday and an excessive heat watch for the northern half of the county at the end of the week. 

Numerous thunderstorms moving through central New York late Wednesday morning into the early evening could bring torrential downpours capable of producing flash flooding, the NWS said regarding its flash flood watch. Areas with recent rainfall will be more vulnerable. 

Flooding could develop quickly along creaks, streams and other low-lying areas. Roadways are likely to see some flooding. The weather service has advised residents in the area to monitor forecasts and prepare to take action for any possible flooding. 

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Later this week, northern parts of Cayuga County are expected to see prolonged periods of excessive heat.

A combination of high temperatures —with heat index values as 110 Fahrenheit — and high humidity Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon is expected.

The weather service is urging residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms and to check up on relatives and neighbors. The service said the upcoming prolonged heat is most dangerous for the elderly and children. Car temperatures could quickly reach lethal temperatures.

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