October 24 2017

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Wednesday

By: BNEWS

It appears Wednesday may bring some intense weather.

 

Shortly after issuing a Wind Advisory for the area the National Weather Service also put out a Flash Flood Watch for the entirety of the state. The watch will be in effect from 2 a.m. through the afternoon on Wednesday.

 

The NWS says moderate to heavy rain will impact eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island beginning early Wednesday morning, with the heaviest rainfall expected from early Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.

“Excessive rainfall, especially with any thunderstorms, could lead to localized flash flooding at some of the faster responding streams and rivers in the region,” the notice states. “Localized urban flooding is also possible.”

According to the NWS, a Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

 

“Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation,” the NWS said. “You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.”

 

Wind Advisory:

 

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of southern New England, including Middlesex District in Massachusetts, that will be in effect until 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

 

During this time we can expect a southern wind with speeds from 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts has fast as 55 miles per hour.

 

The National Weather Service says in the advisory that the winds could lead to downed trees and limbs. Power outages are also possible.

 

“A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph are expected, with gusts between 46 to 57 mph,” the advisory explains. “Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.”



 

 
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