Flood watch issued for local counties

ALBANY – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties from this afternoon through Saturday morning.

A cold front will bring moderate to heavy rainfall to the region this afternoon and into Saturday, the weather service reported Thursday.

There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain bands late Friday.

Total rainfall of 2 to 3 inches is possible, the weather service reported.

Minor flooding is possible along the Mohawk River, West Canada Creek and the Schoharie Creek, and flooding of roads and low-lying areas, the weather service reported.