Heavy rain fueled by tropical moisture dumps inches of rain in Central New York (See the pictures)

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(WSYR-TV) — A prolonged period of rain, infused with the tropical remnants of Tropical Storm Fred, has resulted in flooding in parts of Central New York.

Rainfall in many parts of the area has exceeded 1 inch with parts of the area seeing more than 5 inches of rainfall.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, 4.12″ of rain has fallen in Syracuse at Hancock Airport since the rain began Tuesday. Over 3 1/2 inches of rain fell between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.

According to Storm Team Meteorologist Kate Thornton, Syracuse is now in the midst of the 2nd wettest summer on record — 19.44″ for June, July and August.


Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced a street closure in Syracuse because of the rain.

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Syracuse Department of Public Works announced this morning State Fair Boulevard from West Genesee Street to Hiawatha Boulevard is closed due to flooding. The road will not reopen until high water recedes. Travelers should avoid the area.


The heavy rain is moving off to the north and east of CNY Thursday morning.

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