ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued flood alerts for an area stretching from the Finger Lakes to the Catskills as heavy rains are expected to fall in most of upstate New York this week.

The weather service says flash flood warnings, watches or advisories are in effect Monday from Steuben County on the Pennsylvania border to Sullivan County, where 4 inches of rain has been reported in some areas of the Catskills.

Meteorologists say showers and thunderstorms will persist in many upstate areas through Friday, raising levels of some creeks and streams.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Sullivan County through 5:30 p.m. Monday.