Flash Flood Watch remains posted for NE CT, RI, & SE MA but has been discontinued for locations N/W (including metro Boston) which will escape heavier rainfall thru early PM. Avoid flooded roads! pic.twitter.com/W8rjHmJGpw— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) September 28, 2018
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.
#Mawx: @BrianThompsonWx says the heaviest of our rain will fal south of #Boston today. There’s a potential for some flooding in poor drainage areas so keep that in mind as you head out. Seeing pretty heavy downpours across Bristol County pic.twitter.com/W2ICHWR6Df— Nichole Davis (@NicholeDWBZ) September 28, 2018
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"
Flash flooding is typically localized. Bands of heavy rain could bring a quick 2-3." 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. https://t.co/pYFgzbhsh4— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) September 28, 2018
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.