FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- Heavy rain is causing some dangerous road and flooding conditions throughout Southern New England Wednesday.
Photos sent into the Eyewitness Newsroom via ReportIt shows several cars submerged in water on Pleasant St. in Fall River. There were even reports of several people being trapped in cars who needed to be rescued.
Rhode Island didn't escape the storm. Cars were also submerged in Cranston near Western Hills Middle School.
A check of the WPRI.com Power Outage Database showed that only about 125 National Grid customers in the area remain without power as of 3:30 p.m., most of which are in North Kingstown.
According to Eyewitness News Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello, torrential downpours and embedded thunderstorms would continue into early afternoon before tapering off between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Muscatello said the heavy rain was due, in part, to tropical moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Issac.
Issac isn't the only storm causing troubles in Southern New England. Tropical Storm Leslie is kicking up some big waves on the coast, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a High Surf Advisory through early next week.
The rough conditions can lead to dangerous rip currents.
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