January 11 2018

Flood Watch in Effect from Friday Morning through Saturday Afternoon


Due to expected heavy rains mixed with warmer temperatures authorities are warning of possible flooding in the area.


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch that will be in effect from 6 a.m. on Friday, January 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 13. The watch covers all of southern New England.


“Heavy rain is expected to overspread the region Friday afternoon and evening continuing at times into Saturday morning,” the NWS states. “This combined with rapid snow melt will result in the possibility of some river and stream flooding along with the potential for isolated ice jam flooding.”

“The heavy rainfall combined with snow clogged storm drains may also result in the potential for significant urban/street flooding,” the watch continues. “This has the potential to impact the Friday evening commute.”

Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with locally up to 4 inches are forecast over the entire region. The high temperature could reach 58 degrees.


“You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings,” the NWS says. “Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.”


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