BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As now-Tropical Storm Ida lashes Louisiana and Mississippi, the major impacts of the storm may seem far away, but New England might not escape unscathed this week. The storm has knocked out power to well over a million people in Louisiana and Mississippi and will march inland across the South and Mid-Atlantic throughout the week, where Flash Flood Watches have already been issued.
By late Wednesday and Thursday, the remnants of the storm will have moved into southern New England.
Current estimates from the National Weather Service say a wide stretch of southern New England, from Connecticut east to Cape Cod and the Islands, could get drenched with four to six inches of rain through Saturday. The rest of Massachusetts is forecast to get hit with between two and four inches of rain from the system.
WBZ Meteorologist Terry Eliasen says that much rain could make for a messy Thursday, with possible widespread flooding, as the region has already received a huge amount of precipitation this summer.
Listen to WBZ NewsRadio live for weather updates every ten minutes as the storm approaches: