NOAA Special Weather Statement - Heavy Rain Coming In

Heaviest rain may be during evening commute
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
1107 AM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

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

Motorists this afternoon should use caution and not drive through
areas where water covers the roadway. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on