Deluge targets eastern coastal ME, 2 to 5 inches of rain expected

Deluge targets eastern coastal ME, 2 to 5 inches of rain expected

Crews were responding to the area at that time, according to the post.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for parts of eastern Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts until 7:30PM. A flood advisories were issued for southern Fairfield, southern New Haven, southern Middlesex and southwestern New London counties, but they were canceled 4:30 p.m.

The evening and overnight will be mostly cloudy with some lingering showers and lows dipping into the 50s.

"Streams are already elevated from earlier rain, so the heavy rain will cause flooding of small streams and urban areas", forecasters said.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Okla., has placed the region in its "marginal risk" zone for severe storms Friday, noting some potential for storms to produce damaging winds and hail.

Friday night: Rain likely, mainly after 3 a.m.

The primary threats with storms are localized flooding, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and lightning.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Rockingham and Strafford counties through Saturday afternoon.

Heavy rains have caused flooding in central in, prompting travel advisories in parts of the state and closing some roadways. The river was below action stage of 6 feet Wednesday night.

Sunday afternoon and evening could bring thunderstorms packing hail, gusty winds, lightning and locally heavy rain.

Although the chances of rain will linger through Thursday morning in the Kansas City area, much of the rain will fall primarily Wednesday morning through the midday, according to the National Weather Service.

Good Thursday morning everyone.

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are now in the forecast but isolated higher amounts are possible.

NEVER drive vehicles through flooded areas - Turn Around, Don't Drown!