Flood Watch National Weather Service Taunton MA 317 PM EST Wed Jan 10 2018 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-110430- /O.NEW.KBOX.FA.A.0001.180112T1100Z-180113T1800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 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 317 PM EST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...FLOOD WATCH FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a * Flood Watch for all of Southern New England. * From Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. * The combination of moderate to heavy rain forecast on top of snow melt and the possibility of isolated ice jams along area rivers and streams presents the threat of flooding. * Storm total rainfall amounts 2 to 3 inches upwards of 4 inches are forecast over the entire region. * Flooding not only will be exacerbated along area rivers and streams by potential isolated ice jams which could lead to locally fast, significantly high river rises, but also within urban centers given the likelihood of snow clogged drains that will lead to poor drainage. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.