Out of the last 20 dry months, this month of May is the driest in Central New York.
But this may change as the fear of heavy rain is going away.
Heavy tornadoes will hold over the edge of New York, with flash floods expected.
The impact of the tornado will be from Northern California to Washington DC.
In Central New York, rain is expected to start falling early this afternoon, moving from west to east.
The heaviest rain is expected between 2 p.m. and midnight today
The National Weather Service said the rain isn’t expected to cause damaging flooding
This month is the 18th-driest May since records began in 1902.
The average temperature in Syracuse so far this month has been about 3 degrees higher than normal.