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Rain Rain Go Away...

As of 815a this morning, flood warnings are still up for much of New England including the Assabet River, Blackstone River, Connecticut River, Contoocook River, Farmington River, Merrimack River, Nashua River, Neponset River, North Nashua River, Pawtuxet River, Piscataquog River, Souhegan River, Squannacook River, Sudbury River, Westfield River.

Widespread 3 to 6 inches over the past 24 hours have brought or will bring many main stem rivers into flood. A number of forecast points will experience moderate flooding.

For more information on particular rivers and expected flooding.

Rainfall totals for October 7-9th. Note the several locations with more than 10" of rain. This was a week ago, and the rain has continued unabated.

In addition to this,

At 1213 PM EDT bands of heavy rainfall continue across Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts where significant flooding of roads, poor drainage areas and small rivers and streams has been reported. Flooding will continue this afternoon and could become more significant due to additional heavy rain across Norfolk, Suffolk and Middlesex counties where the heaviest rains will fall.

Numerous road closures and washouts have been reported. Small River and stream flooding is common as well. Details of the local impact are being provided in local storm reports /boslsrbox/ issued from the Taunton office. Evacuations have occurred along some small streams and May be required in additional locations as the heavy rains continue.

The back edge of the heavy rainfall was making its way across southeast Connecticut at midday. Rains should slowly end this afternoon across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts but will likely linger into the evening hours across the lower Merrimack Valley.

A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected. however, all interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

On top of this, we have high winds:

High wind watch in effect from 7 PM EDT this evening through Sunday evening

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a high wind watch, which is in effect from 7 PM EDT this evening through Sunday evening.

Strong and possibly damaging winds May affect Southern New England in two pulses, one this evening and another on Sunday.

West To northwest winds May gust to 45 mph starting this evening and lasting until around midnight, except on Cape Cod and the islands and in exposed higher elevations where these gusts May last all night.

Another round of strong and possibly damaging winds is expected Sunday and Sunday evening. Wind gusts May reach 50 mph at times.

Although these gusts are below the high wind warning criteria of 58 mph, winds of 45 to 50 mph will be capable of downing trees and power lines as well as causing property damage.

If the potential of damaging winds becomes more certain, high wind warnings will be issued later today.


See KBOX for further advisories from the Taunton, MA NWS Station.


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