FLOOD “WATCH” REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON
After very heavy rain in some areas Monday, more rain is expected Today with localized street and urban flooding. Also watching the Woonasquatucket River in Centerdale Rhode Island for minor to moderate flooding in sections of North Providence along those river banks. Other smaller rivers and streams will need to be monitored next 24 hours.
FLOOD WARNING, for areas in red until 1230AM
...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 AM EDT TUESDAY... * WHAT...Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues. * WHERE...A portion of northern Rhode Island, including the following counties, Kent and Providence. * WHEN...Until 1230 AM EDT. * IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 1004 PM EDT, gauge reports indicated small streams and creeks had not yet crested due to heavy rainfall earlier today. Flooding is already occurring in the warned area. Between 3 and 7 inches of rain have fallen. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Coventry, Cumberland, North Providence, West Warwick, Johnston, Smithfield, Lincoln, Central Falls, Burrillville, North Smithfield, Scituate, Glocester and Foster
ESTIMATED RAINFALL TOTALS SINCE MONDAY
Areas in yellow, orange, and red have received 3 to 6 inches of rain so far. Cranston has had 7.05″ of rain so far.
FLOOD “WATCH” REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
More rain Tuesday with downpours continuing. Leave yourself some extra time for travel due to poor visibility and potential street flooding.
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