Flash Flood Watch Through Wednesday Afternoon
Heavy showers and thunderstorms stayed away from the South Coast for most of Monday, but that will likely not be the case at various points between Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon. A slow-moving storm system will threaten the South Coast with showers and thunderstorms into the midweek, and the best chance of rain appears to be Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Tuesday may be another mostly cloudy, breezy, and muggy day - without widespread showers or storms.
The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for most of Southern New England, with the exception of Cape Cod and the islands. See below for more details.
FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 320 PM EDT MON JUL 14 2014 ...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS MOST OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... MAZ005>007-013>021-RIZ001>007-150330- /O.EXB.KBOX.FF.A.0006.140715T0000Z-140716T1800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX 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- NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI- EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE... GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY... TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD... MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE... WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY... NEWPORT 320 PM EDT MON JUL 14 2014 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS EXPANDED THE * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND. * FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON * MULTIPLE WAVES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE FIRST WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING WITH ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. WHILE LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT ANYTIME...THE GREATEST RISK APPEARS TO BE LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL SHOULD RANGE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES...BUT LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. * FLASH FLOODING IS THE PRIMARY CONCERN...BUT SOME SMALL STREAM FLOODING MAY OCCUR AS WELL. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. && $$