Flash Flood Warning Issued For Southern New England

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for most of the region Friday.

Heavy rains moved through the region during the overnight hours and is foretasted to last through the early part of the afternoon.

What exactly is a flash flood?

The National Weather Service describes it as "typically localized. Bands of heavy rain could bring a quick  2-3 inches" 

They say that  many places in RI/SE MA already received 5+" of rain in the past week so smaller river/streams & urban areas are very much susceptible."

The National Weather Service says that the flood watch will be in effect until 4 p.m. and will affect the following areas across the region:

Hartford CT, Tolland CT, Windham CT, Northern Worcester MA, Central Middlesex MA, Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA, Western Hampden 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, Northern Middlesex MA, Northwest Providence RI, Southeast Providence RI, Western Kent RI, Eastern Kent RI.Bristol RI. Washington RI, and Newport RI.

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