Flood Watch Massachusetts

By: Weather
By: Weather

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
443 PM EDT FRI SEP 23 2011

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND...INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...HARTFORD CT...
TOLLAND CT AND WINDHAM CT. IN RHODE ISLAND...BRISTOL RI...
EASTERN KENT RI...NEWPORT RI...NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI...
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI...WASHINGTON RI AND WESTERN KENT RI.

* THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* A PROLONGED PERIOD OF RAIN WITH EMBEDDED HEAVIER SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IS ANTICIPATED. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1
TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS LIKELY.
THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL AREA WILL BE ACROSS CONNECTICUT AND
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS FOCUSING ON THE BERKSHIRES.

* FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AND URBAN AREAS WILL BE POSSIBLE...
ALONG WITH POTENTIAL FLOODING IMPACTS TO SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.


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