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Flash Flood Watch in effect through much of the area

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The National Weather Service has updated the situation on today’s forecast.

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has expanded the Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the following counties, in Massachusetts, Bristol, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. In Rhode Island, Bristol, Kent, Providence, and Washington.

Through this afternoon, showers and embedded thunderstorms with pockets of torrential rainfall will impact the region at times through this afternoon.

The storms have the potential to be strong to severe, bringing the potential for locally strong to damaging wind gusts.

Pockets of torrential rain will be capable of producing 1 to 2 inch per hour rainfall rates. This will result in the potential of localized urban as well as small stream flash flooding if torrential rain trains over portions of the region.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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