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StormTeam10: Flood Concerns This Week

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With about 3.50" to 4.00" of rain over the last 5 days local river & stream flooding continues to be something we are watching closely. Tuesday's rain ranged between 1-2" across the area, adding to the 1-2" of rain from Friday into Saturday.

Some other spotter reports from Tuesday's rain

As a result of the recent rain AND with the anticipation of another 1" or more of rain coming our way Thursday afternoon and evening:

Area rivers and streams will only continue to rise into the weekend. Several local rivers are already in state of flood and they will remain out of their banks into next week. The most serious flooding continues for the Taunton River in southeastern Massachusetts where some evacuations have already been ordered for people in Middleborough living near the river in the Woloski Park Roadway area.

But the Pawcatuck River in Westerly as well as the Pawtuxet River in Cranston are also expected to remain in a state of minor flooding into next week as well.
The rest of the area is under a Flood Watch from early Thursday through Friday as we await the next round of rainfall resulting in ponding on area roads and prolonged flooding of poor drainage areas.

The rain for Thursday looks heaviest from 2pm through 10pm...certainly a concern for the afternoon and evening commuters...be prepared for a slower than usual drive!

After Thursday soaking rain we MAY pick up an additional few showers later Friday into the evening BUT it looks like a drier stretch develops over the weekend into early next week with signals suggesting some mild air pushing to southern New England. Inland areas MAY reach near 70 degrees by Tuesday!

Brighter days ahead...thanks for reading, Mark

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