Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Taunton MA 1107 AM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-062230- Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA- Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA- Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA- Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA- Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA- Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA- Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA- Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA- Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI- Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI- Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI- Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon, Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield, Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, Nantucket, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, Newport, and New Shoreham 1107 AM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017 ...Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall this afternoon... Showers are moving through southern New England late this morning. Another round of showers, heavy at times will begin to overspread the region after 1 pm with isolated thunderstorms possible. The main threat is heavy rainfall, with rainfall rates in the heaviest showers possibly reaching 0.50 to 1 inch per hour. The heavy rainfall may produce areas of urban and poor drainage flooding. In addition to the heavy rainfall, there is a low risk for a strong to severe thunderstorm with damaging wind, mainly across southern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts from 4 pm to 8 pm. Motorists this afternoon should use caution and not drive through areas where water covers the roadway.