FRAMINGHAM – The National Flash Flood Watch has been extended through 6 p.m. today, August 5. MetroWest region is included.
Periods of showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to bring locally heavy rain to Rhode Island and portions of Eastern Massachusetts through late this afternoon.
Up to an additional 1.5 inches of rain is forecast through this afternoon, with total rainfall ranging between 2 to 3 inches.
Locally higher rainfall amounts are possible in areas that experience persistent heavy rains. Heavy rainfall may cause street flooding in urban areas and in low-lying and poor drainage areas, that means the intersection of Route 9 & 126 locally.
It may also result in rapid rises on small streams and creeks.