Flood Watch National Weather Service Taunton MA 353 PM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017 MAZ005>007-013>024-026-RIZ001>008-250400- /O.EXB.KBOX.FF.A.0008.171025T0600Z-171025T2200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex 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 Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, 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 353 PM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Taunton has expanded the * Flash Flood Watch to include eastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island, including Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties in Massachusetts as well as Block Island, Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington counties in Rhode Island. * From early Wednesday through Wednesday afternoon. * Moderate to heavy rain will impact eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island beginning early Wednesday morning, with the heaviest rainfall expected from early Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. * Excessive rainfall, especially with any thunderstorms, could lead to localized flash flooding at some of the faster responding streams and rivers in the region. Localized urban flooding is also possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.