NOAA: Flash Flood Watch in Effect

Friday morning and afternoon...


The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeastern Massachusetts
  and Rhode Island, including the following areas, in
  southeastern Massachusetts, Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth.
  In Rhode Island, Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and

* From Friday morning through Friday afternoon

* There is the potential for a period of torrential rain and
  localized urban flash flooding on Friday across Rhode Island and
  Southeast MA. The greatest risk for this will occur near the
  south coast, where localized rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per
  hour will be possible.

* Uncertainty: It remains uncertain if the heavy rainfall and
  localized urban flash flood threat will reach Rhode
  Island/Southeast MA or stay south of our region. However, the
  threat was high enough to warrant a Flash Flood Watch.


A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. 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