National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch

From 10 p.m. Saturday through Sunday evening...

From the National Weather Service:





Flood Watch
National Weather Service Taunton MA
215 PM EST Sat Feb 10 2018

Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River,
New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich,
East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett,
Westerly, and Newport
215 PM EST Sat Feb 10 2018


The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* 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 Washington.

* From 10 PM EST this evening through Sunday evening

* Periods of rain will be heavy at times tonight into Sunday
  evening. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are anticipated but
  localized 2.50 to 3 inch amounts are possible. The greatest risk
  for these higher amounts will be near the south coast. This will
  bring the potential for pockets of urban and poor drainage
  street flooding.

* In addition...if the higher rainfall amounts materialize minor
  flooding would be possible at the Pawtuxet River at Cranston,
  the Pawcatuck River at Westerly, as well as the Wood River at
  Hope Valley. Some small streams and creeks may also experience
  minor flooding.


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. 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